Somanya police attack: 12 remanded to reappear June 27

The residents had initially attacked the ECG office[/caption] A Circuit Court in Koforidua in the Eastern Region has remanded 12 persons in prison custody for attacking a police station in Somanya. Two more others have been refused bail. The 14 including an assemblyman were arrested on Monday, May 29 following an attack on the Somanya Police Station which resulted in the razing down of one police patrol vehicle. READ: Assemblyman, 13 others caged over attack on Somanya police SEE ALSO: ECG staff boycott work at Somanya, blame Energy Minister for attacks on them The attackers had been incensed by the arrest of the assemblyman, Ebenezer Jones Adamtey Dendendin, for leading youth of Somanya to besiege the offices of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG). [caption id="attachment_54281" align="alignnone" width="567"] There was heavy security, according to TV3’s Yvonne Neequaye[/caption] There was heavy security at the court on Tuesday, when the case was heard, TV3’s Yvonne Neequaye reported. While 12 were remanded, the two – a student of Mount Mary training College and a mobile money banker – were asked to bring a written application for bail through their lawyers. Lawyer Simon Anumley was not happy with Justice Mercy Adei Kotei’s directive, saying the two were only arrested as part of the police raid. They are scheduled to reappear on Tuesday, June 27 as prosecutors say more time is needed to investigate the matter further. Source:|Ghana ]]>

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