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27 July 2016

Kofi Jumah convicted; fined GHc1200

kofi jumahA Kumasi Circuit Court on Monday found Maxwell Kofi Jumah guilty of causing unlawful damage to electoral material.

Jumah, a former Member of Parliament for Asokwa constituency in Kumasi and one-time Deputy Minister of Local Government and Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) Chief Executive was convicted along with his campaign manager, Oscar Riches.

The Daily Guide newspaper reported that the court presided over by Afua Adu-Amankwa sentenced Jumah to a fine of GHc1200 or in default, spend six months in prison.

Oscar Riches aka Ghana Beyeyie was also sentenced to pay GHc960 or in default serve a prison term of three months.

The court had earlier in the trial granted bail to the two of them in the sum of GHc10,000 each with one surety.

They were charged with two counts of causing unlawful damage to a photo album belonging to the Electoral Commission and resisting arrest.

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