A Koforidua Circuit Court has remanded the 14 suspects who were arrested on Monday for masterminding a demonstration, that led to an attack at the Somanya branch of Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).
The 14 led some residents to also vandalize the Somanya Police station in the Eastern Region, where they freed four suspects in police cell.
They were charged with causing unlawful damage, conspiracy to riot, rioting with weapons, unlawful assembling and causing unlawful damage to properties.
The court presided over by Ms. Mercy Adei Kotei refused a plea for bail for the accused persons when their lawyer, Simon Animey requested for bail.
The lawyer in an interview with Citi News indicated his disappointment in the court’s refusal to grant his clients bail.
The lawyer also served notice that he will go to the High Court to have his demands met.
Ms Mercy Adei Kotei explained that, the suspects will interfere with Police Investigations if granted bail, and thus remanded them to reappear on 13th June 2017.
Hundreds of angry youth on Monday evening besieged the Somanya Police station, vandalized property, set fire to a police car, also freed four suspected criminals in police custody.
Their action saw many officers around the station, fleeing for their lives.
Their action was sparked by the arrest of a resident, a Assembly Member, who is accused of masterminding an earlier violent demonstration against the ECG over high bills.
By: Neil Nii Amatey Kanarku/citifmonline.com/Ghana