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Crime & Punishment of Friday, 20 August 2021


Western Togoland: Two more granted GH¢1m bail, others remanded

The case has been adjourned to August 26, 2021 The case has been adjourned to August 26, 2021

The High Court in Accra presided over by Justice Comfort K Tasiame has granted bail to two more persons out of the 26 standing trial for aligning themselves with a prohibited organization called Western Togoland Restoration Front.

These two adds to the three who had earlier been granted bail on health grounds.

Ernest Dzitor and one Saviour were separately granted bail in the sums of GH¢600,000 and GH¢500, 000 respectively.

In the case of Dzitor, he is to produce two sureties to be justified and the sureties must reside in Accra.

He is also to report to the police once a week and is to present his ID card to the police.

The court warned that if he fails to report in Court at the next adjourned date a bench warrant will be issued for his arrest.

For Saviour, in addition to his GH¢500,000 bail sum, he is also to produce two sureties who reside in Accra (Civil or public servants earning more than GH¢1,500) to be justified and deposit passport to the court registry. He must also report to the police once a week

Bail for some of the accused persons were refused and asked to be repeated after 90 days if they so desire.

Some of the accused persons are also expected to move their bail applications on August 26.

The accused persons have been charged with 12 offences including being members of a prohibited organization, participating in a prohibited organization and accepting contributions of a prohibited organization.

They have all pleaded not guilty to the charges. The case has been adjourned to August 26, 2021.