Suspect in court (Photo credit: Nancy Nwadei, JoyNews)

A man suspected to be involved in the electoral violence that occurred in the Ablekuma Central Constituency has been remanded in police custody for one week by a Circuit Court in Accra

The accused, Collins Kwaku alias Kola was arraigned on 6 counts including causing harm, possession of firearms without lawful authority and using offensive weapons without legal authority.

He plead not guilty to all charges.

Kola is accused of shooting 5 persons, including a police officer and a journalist at the Odorkor Police Church collation centre.

The victims include Police Inspector, Nixon Awuni and Pius Kwanin, a journalist with the Global News Watch and Rashid Umar, a trader and NDC Vice Chairman of Sabon Zongo.

Kola, believed to be a National Security personnel, is said to have fired indiscriminately into the crowd at a collation centre in the Ablekuma South Constituency after having a brief discussion with the Member of Parliament of the Constituency.

Lawyer for the accused Faisal Cisse pleaded for bail for his client arguing that his client is a public officer and not a flight risk.

Kola, per his lawyer, is employed as a National Security Officer at the Operations Department of the Office of the President, Jubilee House.

The Circuit Court judge Emmanuel Essandoh has adjourned proceedings to Thursday 24th December 2020.

Meanwhile, the Ghana Journalist Association has promised to follow the case through to the end.

GJA General Secretary, Kofi Yeboah, who was in court said that the GJA will ensure “we get justice for first and foremost our brother Pius Asiedu and the two other victims who suffered injuries.”