Three Remanded Over Riots At Denkyira

Three people have appeared before an Accra Circuit Court for allegedly engaging in riots at Denkyira, a suburb of Accra causing damage to properties.

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During the riots which included eight others at large, a 15-year-old boy sustained gunshot wounds and was rushed to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital for treatment.

The accused persons, Ayetey Tetteh, Quaye Armah and Malik Okine are jointly being held for conspiracy and rioting with weapons such as guns, cutlasses and sticks.

Tetteh and Amah were additionally charged with causing unlawful damage to cooked kenkey and rice all valued at GH?110.00, two silver pans and GH?25.

Okine was further charged for assaulting one Teiku Aryee until he fell unconscious. All of them pleaded not guilty and the court presided over by Mr Francis Obiri declined to grant them bail and remanded them into police custody to reappear on August 13.

Superintendent of Police, Kofi Blagodzi told the court that the complainants Madam Comfort Ddoo, Janet Commey, Doris Deede and Mr Teiku Aryee were natives of Denkyira as well as the accused persons.

He said there were two factions in the village fighting over a parcel of land and on July 27 the accused persons and those at large went on rampage and armed with machetes, guns and sticks attacked other residents in the village.

Superintendent Blagodzi said the complainants who fell victim in the attack reported the matter to the police who quickly dispatched security personnel to the area and arrested the accused persons but their eight accomplices escaped.

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