A Weija Circuit Court in the Greater Accra region has granted bail to the commercial driver and his mate who allegedly assaulted a police officer on duty at Weija with two sureties and an amount of GH¢10,000 each.
The suspect Francis Buabeng,26yrs and Albert Ansah,33yrs are expected to re-appear in court on April 1, 2019 after they have spent a total of days on remand in prison custody.
The two are standing trial at the Weija Circuit Court in the Greater Accra region for allegedly beating up a police officer by name Constable Julius Mawuli Ekpe.
The police officer had chased down the driver and his mate using a motorbike after they allegedly tried to escape arrest for an alleged road indiscipline. They were apprehended and put before court four days later.
The accused have been charged with conspiracy to commit crime, causing unlawful damage and causing obstruction and insecurity to other road users. They have both pleaded not guilty to all the charges.
The bail was necessitated after a team of nine legal practitioners led by Martin Kpebu argued their clients were safe only if removed from the custody of the police.
They told the court the two had been brutalized by policemen since they were remanded in the custody of the police.
Meanwhile The Accra Regional Police PRO, DSP Tenge in an interview after the incident declared the police officer fit and not true that he has passed on after the incident.
According to her, the victim Constable Julius Mawuli Ekpe, attached to the Regional Visibility Unit, who sustained various degrees of injury, was treated and discharged at the Police Hospital.