Crime & Punishment Mon, 19 Feb 2018

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7 grabbed for shooting cows in Eastern Region

Seven persons have been arrested for allegedly shooting and killing eight cattle at Agrave, a suburb of Begoro, in the Fanteakwa District of the Eastern Region.

The suspects including Sampson Bewu, Yaw Owusu, Agbe Hloademe, Bright Afiadenyo, Mawufemor Kulapanu, Wusubru Braimah and Paul Nyibigah alias Ayibase were subsequently arraigned before the Koforidua Circuit Court’ B’ and were granted GH¢50, 000 bail each with a surety.

The Prosecutor Superintendent Kofi Blagogie told the Court that the seven accused persons together with five (5) others, now at large, attacked a Fulani herdsman.

He said the accused persons disarmed the Fulani herdsman who was supervising 82 cattle grazing in a nearby bush of his cutlass and started shooting the cattle.

According to the prosecution, the Fulani herdsman sensing danger, took to his heels for safety but said eight cattle were gunned down by the accused persons in the process.

A complaint was lodged with the Police and at dawn the police invaded the village and picked up the suspects but some of their accomplices escaped.

Source: dailyguideafrica.com

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