The Accra Circuit Court 2 has granted bail to 8 out of the 12 accused persons allegedly involved in last month’s gun violence at Nima-Mamobi in Accra.
The Court presided over by Her Honour, Rosemary Baah Torsu, granted the eight (8) accused persons GH¢80,000 bail each with two (2) sureties each.
They are also required to sign a bond of good behaviour, and to report to the Nima Divisional Headquarters of the Ghana Police twice a week.
Those who were granted bail are: Abdul Gafaru Maham, Ibrahim Moro alias Jalo, Atarouwa Bassam and Abdul Mumuni Gariba.
The rest are Mohammed Saabi Barinu alias Namer, Bashiru Ganiru and Illiasu Salim Issa Seidu.
The Court however remanded Aziz Suleman alias Rambo, and Farouk Dauda alias Omoni, based on a prayer by the Prosecutor, Chief Inspector Denis Terkpetey Esq.
He had argued that the 2 were directly linked to the charges.
The alleged ring leaders of the gun violence, Ali Awudu alias Bombon and Ibrahim Hussain alias Kumodzi are, however, still at large.
In an amended charge sheet presented today, Tuesday, February 1, 2022, the twelve (12) accused persons are facing three counts of criminal offences; rioting with weapons, conspiracy to riot with weapons, and causing harm to one Frimpong Boateng and one Shaibu Abdul Razak.
The case has been adjourned to February 15, 2022.
There was an eruption of violence amongst some youth groups at Nima that led to serious injuries to three persons on January 18, 2022.
Police later announced a GH¢20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the leaders of the two rival gangs behind the violence.
The gang leaders have been identified as Ali Awudu alias Bombon and Ibrahim Hussein alias Kumodzi.