5 Persons Caged Over Attempted Murder

Five persons who tied another man with a rope and tried to lynch him at Twenedaso, near Mpasatia in the Atwima Mponua District, have been remanded into police custody by the Nkawie Circuit Court.

Adama Ali, 52, Haruna Ali, 52, Kofi Daniel, 45, Godwin Lare, 48, all farmers and Haruna Salifu, 25, driver, were said to have tied the neck and hands of Kwame Owusu, alias “Kramo” with a nylon rope and beat him severely for damaging the water hose used in their illegal mining activities.

Prosecuting, Detective Inspector Anthony Acheampong told the court presided by Johnson Abbey that the suspects and the complainant were all residents of Twenedaso.

He said on March 9, this year at about 9am the suspects attacked the complainant for allegedly damaging their water hose.

The prosecution said the suspect repeated the assault on the complainant at 4pm on the same day in front of the house of Adama Ali and Haruna Ali and tied him with a rope.

Inspector Acheampong said the complainant was rescued by some neighbours and reported the case to the Nkawie police who arrested the suspects.

He said the accused in their cautioned statement admitted the offence and were therefore charged and brought before the court.