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General News Thu, 1 Mar 2018

Foase riot: Court grants NPP Chairman GHC50,000 bail

The Nkawie Circuit Court presided by His Lordship Johnson Abbey has granted bail to Foase polling station chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Elvis Appiah who was alleged to have fired warning shots during the Foase clashed over the relocation of district capital from Foase to Twedie.

The court granted bail to Elvis in the sum of GH¢50,000 and two house sureties.

Elvis Appiah was arrested by the Asokwa Police Command for allegedly firing warning shots during the Foase clashed over the relocation of district capital from Foase to Twedie.

Elvis Appiah was granted bail on Wednesday after the police prosecutor told the court that they would need more time to conduct further investigations.

He will appear before the court every Monday and Thursday until the police are done with their investigations into the matter.

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BACKGROUND

On Wednesday February 7, 2018, residents of Foase in the Atwima Kwanwoma District of the Ashanti Region clashed with Police/Military over the relocation of the district capital.

Three persons were shot dead while others sustained injuries after police rained life bullets on the residents during the clash.

The people held the DCE for the District and his staff hostage for hours at the assembly office for allegedly trying to relocate the district.

In their bid to free the DCE and his staff, a team of policemen fired warning shots, some of which allegedly hit more than 20 people.

Source: abusuafmonline.com
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