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29.01.2009 NPP News

NPP supporter remanded, bench warrant issued for arrest of two others

By GNA

Ibrahim Yahaya, a leading member of the Agona West constituency branch of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) was on Monday remanded into a day's police custody by Agona Swedru Magistrate Court for stealing a Nissan pick up assigned to the Constituency Chairman by the party headquarters.

His plea was not taken.
The Court also issued bench warrant for the arrest of two other accomplices, Jibril Adams and Ibrahim who failed to appear before the court.

DSP Raymond Mantey, prosecuting, told the court presided over by Mr Emmanuel Sunu that on November 13, 2008, Adams and Ibrahim went to Yaabem, a suburb of Agona Swedru and snatched the Nissan pick up from the driver, Mr Charles Osei, who was returning from an errand.

The Prosecution said the driver quickly informed Mr Adofo Dwamana, the Constituency Chairman, who intend reported the incident to the police.

He said the vehicle was not seen again until on after the December 7 election, when the Chairman saw Yahaya driving it.

He again reported it to the police.
The prosecution said the police invited Yahaya to the Divisional Police Headquarters, where he was ordered by the police to release the vehicle to the Chairman but he refused.

He said the police later managed and arrest him and arraigned him before the court and charged with the offence.

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