Court grants 6 persons bail over theft of GHC147,333.38 worth of fertilizer

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An Accra Circuit Court has granted bail to six persons who allegedly stole 353 bags of fertilizer valued GHC147,333.38 belonging to the Ghana Cocoa Board.

fertilizersCharles Adavlo, Sadick Abubakar, Daniel Asante and Eric Twum are on a GHC40,000.00 bail with two sureties each, to be justified.

Two others, Somalia Mustapha and Haruna Ajalilu, were granted a GHC110,604.38 bail with two sureties each, all to be justified.

They have all denied conspiring to steal the items.

The Court presided over by Mrs Ellen Offei Ayeh ordered them to come back to the Court on August 8, 2022.

Prosecuting, Police Inspector Wisdom Alorwu told the Court that the Complainants were Policemen from the Accra Regional Police Headquarters whilst Al Charles Adavlo and Abubakar were drivers residing at Nkawkaw.

He said Asante was a Mason and Twum, a dispatch rider, both living at Jamasi. Prosecution said Mustapha and Ajalilu were also a driver and a driver’s mate, respectively and both resided at Techiman.

Inspector Alorwu said on September 30, 2021, the Accra Regional Police Command had information that the accused persons and other accomplices yet to be arrested stole Cocoa board fertilizers meant for cocoa farmers from Accra and were transporting them through Dadeso to Burkina Faso.

The Court heard that a team of Police men was dispatched to track the suspects and apprehend them.

The team, prosecution said, monitored the accused persons from Accra and arrested Adavlo, Twum, Asante and Abubakar at Jamasi on July 01, 2022, together with a Hyundai Mighty Truck with the registration number GR 521-12 loaded with 88 bags of the fertilizer valued GHC36,729.00.

He said Adavlo led the team to Dadeso township where Mustapha and Jalilu were also arrested together with a KIA RHINO Truck, registration number AS 8049-18 loaded with 265 bags of the fertilizer valued GHC110,604.375.

The accused persons mentioned the names of other accomplices who are yet to be apprehended, prosecution said, adding that they were escorted to the Accra Region Police Headquarters and the trucks with the 353 bags of the exhibit fertilizer, valued GHC147,333.375 were impounded.

Inspector Alorwu said a manhunt was ongoing to arrest other accomplices and that the accused persons after investigations were charged with the offences.

By Gifty Amofa, GNA

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