The Takoradi Circuit Court B has refused bail to 15 persons who were arrested in connection with the chaos which ensued at the Essiama District Police headquarters in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region.

The presiding judge, Abigail Anima after denying bail to the suspects adjourned the case to May 11, 2022, following the prosecutor’s failure to give disclosures to the court.

The suspects who have been charged with rioting and causing unlawful destruction of property pleaded not guilty to the charge when they last appeared before the court.

The accused persons are said to have attacked the Essiama Police Station on Friday, April 1.

According to reports, the attack stemmed from the death of a resident who was shot when security personnel at Nkroful attempted to disperse an agitated crowd who massed up in front of the Nkroful District Court after some 28 illegal small scale miners were brought to the court.

Andrew Donkor is reported to have died at the Ekwe Hospital as a result of the shooting.

Accra-based CitiNews reports that items damaged include louver blades, windows, and windscreens of some two parked buses and a pick-up, among others.



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