Court finally grants trotro driver and mate bail

Court finally grants trotro driver and mate bail

- Commercial bus driver and his conductor who were captured on video assaulting a police officer have been granted bail

- The two were granted GHC 10,000 bail each with two sureties

The Weija Circuit Court in Accra on Friday, March 29, 2019 granted the embattled trotro driver and conductor who assaulted a police officer bail.

According to a report by Myjoyonline.com, a legal team of nine lawyers, led by Martin Kpebu prayed the court and argued that the driver and mate are not safe in the custody of the police.

The lawyers told the court that the two Francis Buabeng, 26 and Albert Ansah, 33, had been brutalized by policemen since they were remanded in the custody of the police till April 1.

Court finally grants trotro driver and mate bail

Trotro driver and mate. Source: Myjoyonline.com
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The court therefore admitted the two to bail to the tune of 10,000 cedis each with two sureties.

The case has since been adjourned to April 1, 2019.

On March 14, 2019, the driver and mate engaged in fisticuffs with a police officer, Constable Julius Mawuli Ekpe. The incident went viral after a video footage was uploaded on social media.

The police officer had chased down the driver and his mate using a motorbike after they allegedly tried to escape arrest for an alleged indiscipline. They were apprehended and put before court four days later.

The accused have been charged with conspiracy to commit crime, causing unlawful damage and causing obstruction and insecurity to other road users. They have both pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

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