News Headlines
Home » Headlines » Seven suspected terrorists granted GH¢20k bail

Seven suspected terrorists granted GH¢20k bail

The seven suspected terrorists

Seven suspected terrorists who were arrested in Salaga in the Northern region with AK 47 guns have been released on bail to the tune of GH¢20, 000.

The case presided over by Judge Aboagye Tandoh at an Accra Circuit Court Wednesday admitted the seven to bail in a short ruling.

The case has since been adjourned to the 29th April 2016.

According to Starr News’ Court correspondent,Wilberforce Asare, the court was forced to grant bail because prosecutors have been unable to get a response from the Attorney General’s department despite forwarding the docket as far back as 10th February 2016.

Background

The seven suspected terrorists who were arrested in December last year in the Northern region were in possession of illicit weapons including two AK 47 assault rifles.

The Northern regional police spokesperson ASP Ebenezer Tetteh who confirmed the arrest to Starr News said the rifles were without magazines.

He said the arrest of “two prime suspects” led to the rounding up of the other five in a village called Dzanton Daboase near Salaga.

He named the two as Mahama Salifu Mustao and Issah Suale.

ASP Tetteh said their movement became suspicious, forcing the locals to report them at the chief’s palace and after a search the weapons were found in their sack.

“The situation was getting tensed so they called in the Tamale police who then arrested five others who had come there and couldn’t give any tangible reasons why they were there,” the police officer said.

“During the course of interrogation by the chief and the assemblyman of the area, one Iddrisu Ibrahim Wumpuni, who is 60-year-old and a resident of Lamashegu in Tamale came to the palace to plead for the two to be released but he was also arrested,” ASP Tetteh said.

According to Starr News reporter Alhaji Tanko, a laptop found in the room of one of the accused persons has videos of Taliban and other terrorism related sessions.

Tanko who had the opportunity to watch some of the videos said there was a blackboard in the room and with the inscriptions on the board, it is believed that is where the group use as their training sessions.

The Taliban is an Islamic fundamentalist political movement in Afghanistan.

ASP Tetteh said the suspects are currently in police custody and yet to be charged.



Source: Ghana/Starrfmonline.com/103.5FM

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.