Ghana's Supreme Court has in a landmark ruling asserted that crimes such as rape, murder and narcotics are now bailable offences in Ghana.
The highest court by a 5-2 Majority decision on Thursday, May 5, struck out Section 96(7) of Act 30 proclaiming the law on non-bailable offences unconstitutional.
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The breakthrough ruling comes after a private lawyer, Martin Kpebu filed a suit on 16 February 2015, pleading the Supreme Court to declare that Section 96(7) of the Criminal Procedure and Juvenile Justice Act is unconstitutional.