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06.05.2008 General News

Nine Remanded Over Anlo Riot

By Lawrence Akpalu, Keta - newtimesonline.com

The Keta Circuit Court yesterday remanded nine persons in prison custody until May 22, for breaching the peace at Anloga on Saturday.

The nine, Mawuli Seglah, Klutsey Borlugui, Walter Dzatagbo, Wonder Dzatagbo, Courage Dzatagbo, Lucky Amenorvi, Amartey Addo, David Avevor and Emmanuel Segbawuu, pleaded not guilty to three counts of possessing firearms without authority, carrying offensive weapons and carrying offensive weapons for rioting.

Remanding them, Mohammed Nabon, a High Court judge sitting as additional Circuit Court judge, said the disturbances had gone on for a long time and it was time it was brought to an end.

He urged the police to speed up investigations to enable the court to take a firm decision on the trouble makers in Anlo land and to bring their activities to an end once and for all.

Prosecuting, Deputy Superintendent of Police E.A. Konya, said that at about 7 a.m. on Saturday, police had information about disturbances at Anloga.

On their arrival, the police saw the accused persons with shot guns and brandishing other offensive weapons.

The prosecutor said the accused were arrested and when interrogated they refused to disclose the source of their weapons.

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