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Unemployed arraigned for various charges

By
Hafsa Obeng, GNA

Accra, June 29, GNA
– One Adam Fuseini Walla, was on Thursday arraigned for unlawfully discharging
arms, attempting to commit crime, cruelty to animals and escaping from lawful
custody.

He pleaded not
guilty to all the charges before the court, presided over by Mr Aboagye Tandoh
remanded him to reappear on July 4.

Presenting the facts
of the case, Prosecuting Police Chief Inspector Kwabena Adu told the court that
the complainant, Mohammed Waziri, the Chief of A-Lang Muslim Community, while
the accused person is a rival chief in the same community.

He said on June 26,
the complainant, a practicing Muslim rode his male horse to the Odorgonno
Senior High School in the company of his entourage to pray.

Immediately he
alighted from the horse and was about to take his seat, the accused person, who
also came to the venue with his entourage 
without provocation, pulled out his pump action gun hidden in his smock
and fired twice towards the direction of the complainant but missed him.

The prosecution
said, not satisfied the accused person shot the complainant’s horse which was
tied to an electric pole wounding it fatally.

He told the court
that, this action of the accused person disrupted the prayer session as people
ran for safety.

Police Chief Inspector
Adu said the police who were on duty managed to arrest Adam, to the Odorkor
Police Station for questioning.

He told the court
that within an hour of the accused person’s arrest, his followers numbering
about 50 heavily built bodied men, all on board their motorbikes stormed the
police station and forcibly whisked accused person from the police custody and
bolted with him.

He said the police
after some few hours managed to re-arrest Adam back into police custody, and
also retrieved the pump action gun.

GNA

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