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01.08.2013 General News

Bail conditions for alleged arsonists reviewed

By Daily Graphic
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An Accra Circuit Court yesterday granted a review of the bail conditions for the two suspected arsonists implicated in the burning of the Kantamanto and the Agbogbloshie markets in Accra.

Counsel for the suspected arsonists filed a review application at the court to review the bail conditions, since the suspects were unable to meet the required conditions.

Fatau Ibrahim and Yakubu Tahiru, on the last adjourned date, were each admitted to bail in the sum of GH¢50,000, with three sureties, two to be justified, while the other should be a public servant earning not less than GH¢1,200 a month.

The presiding judge, Mr Francis Obiri, reviewed the bail conditions to three sureties, all to be public servants each earning not less than GH¢1,200 a month.

Meanwhile, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Mr Tuaruka Duuti, told the court that the prosecution had successfully submitted the docket on the case to the Attorney-General's Office and was awaiting a response.

The two suspected arsonists were granted bail at the last adjourned date after the prosecution had failed to begin the trial, in spite of the promise that it would do so.

The case has been adjourned to August 14.

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