Five NDC supporters charged with conspiracy to commit murder

Five NDC supporters charged with conspiracy to commit murder

-A court in Accra has charged five members of the NDC with conspiracy to commit murder over the death of two people in the Odododiodio constituency

-They were, however, granted bail to reappear on February 3, 2020

-The Member of Parliament for the area Nii Lante Vanderpuye was also arrested briefly over the incident

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A court in Accra has charged five supporters of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) with conspiracy to commit murder, YEN.com.gh can report.

Sources close to the development told YEN.com.gh that the five were part of some 52 persons arrested in connection with the electoral violence that ensued in the Odododiodio constituency during the just-ended general election.

Two persons died from the skirmishes.

Five NDC supporters charged with conspiracy to commit murder
Five NDC supporters charged with conspiracy to commit murder Image credit: NDC and TV3 and modified by author
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The Member of Parliament for the area, Nii Lante Vanderpuye was also briefly arrested over the chaos.

The case against the five has been described as politically orchestrated.

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According to the research assistant of Vanderpuye, Sammy Laryea, the suspects have been granted bail to re-appear on February 3, 2021.

Addressing the media after the court proceedings, he refuted claims that members of the party were wielding guns. “Nobody has fired a weapon; no member of the party was seen rioting,” he stated.

For him, the supporters arrested were innocent of the murder charge handed them.

In a separate development, the women’s wing of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, hit the streets of the Ashanti region to protest against the results of the just-ended general election.

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Dressed in red and black attire, the aggrieved women reechoed former President John Dramani Mahama’s claims that the election was flawed.

The women described the chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) Jean Mensa’s posture before, during, and after the polls as “shameful”.

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In an earlier YEN.com.gh report, the immediate ex-chairman of the National Peace Council, Most Rev. Emmanuel Asante, warned the NDC it won’t be allowed to jeopardise the peace of the country.

The party, he said must desist from inciting supporters onto the streets and follow the laid down legal channels for the resolution of electoral disputes.

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