The Wa Circuit Court, presided over by Baah Forson Agyepong has granted bail to suspects who allegedly attacked the Upper West Regional office of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO).
The suspects Nuhu Suglo, Seidu Salifu, Osman Jamal, Abdulai Hakeem and Bongaamwini Issahaku were granted a GH¢5,000 bail with two sureties each.
Meanwhile four others, Kasim Dramani, Nuhu Mohammed, Dakura Peter and Issah Salifu who reported themselves to the police in connection with the same Upper West Regional NADMO office attack have also been granted bail with two sureties each.
The suspects who were charged with four counts of conspiracy to commit crime, a threat of harm, assault and stealing have pleaded not guilty.
It will be recalled that Nuhu Suglo, Seidu Salifu, Osman Jamal, Abdulai Hakeem and Bongaamwini Issahaku, were arrested in connection with the attack on the Upper West Regional NADMO office and were remanded by the Wa Circuit Court.
It would gathered that some New Patriotic Party (NPP) youth went to the NADMO office to confront the regional (NADMO) boss, Isaac Seidu, over some misunderstanding in the party’s polling station executive elections.
It was alleged that the youth beat up some staff of the office and in the process, the NADMO boss was injured.
Police personnel rushed to the office and arrested some of the hooligans but it was alleged that the regional minister, Alhaji Sulemana Alhassan, asked that the suspects be released; an order President Akufo-Addo thought was unlawful and directed that the regional minister be suspended to pave way for investigation into the incident.
However, Alhaji Alhassan Sulemana explained that he only ordered the release of the suspects to calm the situation, but assured the police that he would hand over the suspects to them the following day.