Court remands NPP members after minister’s suspension

Court remands NPP members after minister’s suspension

- The NPP members were arrested after attacking NADMO Regional boss

- Court has remanded all the five into prison custody to reappear on February 9

The Wa Circuit Court has remanded into prison custody five irate members of the New Patriotic Party who caused the suspension of the Upper West Regional Minister.

Court remands NPP members after minister’s suspension

The five suspects (Photo credit: Myjoyonline.com)

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The court has also ordered all the suspects to reappear before the court on February 9, 2018 for a full trial.

The five aggrieved party members are; Nuhu Suglo, Seidu Salifu, Osman Jamal Abdulai Hakeem and Bongaamwini Issahaku have been charged with four counts of conspiracy to commit crime, threat of harm, assault, and stealing.

The New Patriotic Party members were arrested by the police after storming the regional office of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), and assaulting some officials while on duty.

The suspects according to reports had gone to the premises to attack the Regional NADMO boss, Isaac Seidu who doubles as the NPP Regional Organizer over some misunderstanding within the party.

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Reports say the suspects succeeded in assaulting some party officers with Mr Seidu sustaining minor injuries.

Joy News reports say, in the wake of the attack, the police rounded up five of the suspects but were left off the hook hours later on an instruction of the Regional Minister, Alhaji Sulemana Alhassan.

However, the Regional Minister has denied the allegations; insisting that he only intervened to prevent the situation from escalating.

Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo has since fired the Regional Minister on suspicion of fueling the attack on the NADMO boss.

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