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Crime & Punishment of Thursday, 7 February 2008

Source: GNA

Traditional before court for aiding assault on fisherman

Cape Coast, Feb. 7, GNA - A circuit court in Cape Coast on Thursday granted bail to Nana Kwame Okyeri Bantu, a 39-year-old traditional leader at Gomoa Feteh, in the sum of GH¢1,000 for aiding assailants to beat up One Nana Kofi, a fisherman. Nana Bantu pleaded not guilty and will reappear in court on Friday, February 22, 2008.

Prosecuting, Chief Inspector Hope Azasoo, told the court, presided over by Mr Richard Asiedu-Badu that on January 13, 2008, both Nana Kofi and Nana Bantu attended a funeral at Gomoa Feteh and that from the funeral, Nana Kofi decided to visit the sister on his way back home. He said while chatting with his sister, a group of unidentified boys pounced on him and started beating him but he escaped to a nearby compound house he met Nana Bantu who grabbed and pinned him to the ground and allowed the assailants to beat him up.

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