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Source: 3news.com

Failed NDC parliamentary aspirant who attacked pastor gets ¢80,000 bail

The failed National Democratic Congress parliamentary aspirant for Krowor, Daniel Alabi, who allegedly led some thugs to inflict machete wounds on a Tema-based pastor, has been granted bail.

The former aspirant and one of his accomplices were arraigned Monday on charges of causing harm and damage, which they pleaded not guilty to and consequently admitted to 80,000 cedis each with two sureties.

The Circuit Court presided over by Ms. Priscilla Mireku adjourned the case to December 17.

Alabi was arrested last Thursday, November 29 by the Police gather with the other accused persons for damaging property belonging to the Agape Restoration Ministry Church at Tema Community 19 on November 28, 2018.

The two and others, who are at large, have also been accused of causing harm to some church members and the head pastor Rev. Ebenezer Arthur.

In a video sighted by 3News, Alabi was seen Wednesday leading the armed men onto a disputed land on which the church is currently constructing an auditorium.

Wielding machete, stones and clubs, the about 30 men outnumbered the few church members, the head pastor, Rev. Ebenezer Arthur and two other pastors.

They then attacked them after which the gang proceeded to destroy some properties of the church including one salon car.

Rev. Arthur sustained multiple machete wounds in the palm, wrist, the nose and the head. The Police have described his injury as “severe” but said he is responding to treatment.

Other members of the church who were also injured have since been issued with Police medical form.