Bibiani (W/R), Jan. 30, GNA – Two people have been remanded into prison custody by the Bibiani Magistrate Court for illegally felling timber in the Asao Hills Forest Reserve at Sefwi Ncakamu.
Thomas Nomesi, a timber merchant, and Michael Sudzi, an accountant, denied the offence and would re-appear on February 13.
Police Chief Mike Agbablo told the court presided over by Mr Osei Kofi Amoako that the complainant, Mr Gabriel Agana, is the District Forestry Officer, for Bibiani.
He said on December 24, last year, he received information that the accused had entered the forest reserve and was illegally felling trees.
He led a team to the reserve where they found that 12 timber trees had been felled by the accused and a report was made to the police where they were arrested.