Five Mistaken Kidnappers Attacked By Mob, Sick Father Died In Process

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The Ada East District Police Command has eventually commenced prosecution processes against perpetrators to seek justice for victims of an alleged mob attack, after earlier publication by WestAfrica24, when the incident occurred.

The police who had initially shown no commitment to prosecute the case has finally arranged 2 people who were part of the mob attack at Kasseh in the Ada East District of the Greater Accra Region in court, the initial broadcast.

The two, a 45 year-old electrician, David Kobla Afeker and 42 year-old Doe Amevor also a Welder, both at Kasseh in the Ada East District have been slapped with two charges; Assault and Unlawful Damage at the Ada Magistrate Court.

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Prosecution, Chief Inspector Frederick Manfin reading the charges told the court that, David Kobla and Doe Amevor with other persons yet to be identified on June 23, 2019 attacked and subjected five persons who were transporting their sick father, John Issah Amu in a Toyota Camry with Registration Number 2210-19 to Hospital to severe physical assault, causing damage to the vehicle after they were mistaken for kidnappers upon a radio announcement.

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The mob action he noted, had delayed the victims for several hours leading to the death of their sick father who was being transported to seek medical care.

But the Magistrate, His Lordship, Isaac Adjei before granting the two bail scolded the prosecutor for not slapping the accused with a manslaughter since their action which delayed the movement of the sick father and contributed to his death.

He however granted them bail to the tune of 10 thousand Cedis each with 2 sureties, with GHC1,000.00 to be deposited at the court as part of the bail conditions.

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Meanwhile, the victims lead by Isaac Addey said even through the police has began prosecuting the case, they are still not happy with how they are handling the case and also what they described as weak charges leveled against the perpetrators.

They are therefore appealing to the Tema Regional Police Command and the Inspector General of Police to again intervene and help them transfer the case from Ada.

By: Edward Tetteh

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