20.07.2006 Crime & Punishment

Surety To Pay ¢10million

By Ghanaian Times
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A farmer in the Wa Municipality of the Upper West Region, Adams Musah, has been sentenced to a fine of ¢10 million for failing to produce an accused person, Tijani Ali, who has jumped bail.

Musah would serve a jail term of three years with hard labour in default.

The court, presided over by his Honour Alhaji Mohammed Ahmed Mustapha, had given Musah two and half months to produce Tijani before the court but he failed to produce him when the case was called on July 4.

The story is that, Tijani was arraigned before the court in a case of causing unlawful damage to property on March 3, 2006 and granted a court bail in the sum of ¢50 million with a surety to be justified.

Musah then stood surety for Tijani who was admitted to bail to reappear on March 15, but he failed to turn up.

The surety, Musah, was therefore arrested and arraigned before the court and granted bail in the sum of ¢80 million and given time to produce the accused, Tijani.

When the case was called on July 4, 2006, Musah could not produce Tijani and was therefore accordingly sentenced.

Tijani who is on the run is being sought for by the police to stand trial.

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