The Enchi District Magistrate court has granted GH￠5,000.00 bail each, with one surety each, to nine persons for alleged conspiracy to commit crime, offensive conduct and abetment of crime.
The court presided over by Mr Eric Baah Boateng ordered that the sureties should be within the jurisdiction of the court.
They pleaded not guilty to all the charges and would re-appear before the court on Monday July 25, 2022.
Prosecuting Police Detective Inspector Joseph Kwadwo Agyare told the court that, Dominic Assuah, was an opinion leader, a farmer and lived at Adjakaa while the accused persons; Robert Kwaw Andoh, 38, Issiah Appiah, 40, Richard Asamoah, 28, Patrick Amoah, 53, Emmanuel Cobbinah, 35, Simon Marcoley, 43, Kojo Rockson, 37, Peter Kwaku, 50 and Nana Kwayaa Afue II, 45 are farmers, teachers, and businesswoman lived at Enchi and Desueano respectively all in the Aowin Municipality.
He said the complainant and the accused persons were part of the Desueano Anabula Royal family currently occupying the Desueano stool.
According to Detective Inspector Agyare, the accused persons have formed a faction in their family and were fighting the reign of the chief of Desueano, Nana Yaw Anini II.
On January 13, 2022, the ninth accused person, Nana Afue II, directed the other accused persons led by Andoh to paste “No entry” stickers at the Desueano Chief’s palace to warn everyone to stay away from the palace.
Prosecution said, on January 16, Police officers visited the community to maintain peace and order, but after they left, Richard Asamoah and Kojo Rockson went to the palace and added red banner to the stickers.
He said the complainant and the other group who did not want to breach peace in the area proceeded to the Enchi police station and lodged a complaint.
The accused persons were subsequently arrested and after investigations they were charged with the offence and arraigned before court.