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Court remands driver’s mate for double registration

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A 23-year-old driver’s mate who was arrested for double registration in the December 7 presidential and parliamentary elections, has been remanded into prison custody by a Kumasi Circuit Court.

Kofi Adongo pleaded guilty to the charge and was convicted on his own plea but the court, presided over by Mr Justice William Boampong deferred sentence to Monday, December 17.

Police Inspector Gulliver Tenkorang told the Court that about 1000 hours on December 7 Adongo went to the Kumawuman Rural Bank, polling centre at Ahinsan to vote.

When his name was cross checked on the verification machine it was detected that he had registered twice.

He was therefore arrested and handed over to the police.

In the course of investigation, it was revealed that on April 11, Adongo went to the Garden City Radio Registration Centre where he registered as a voter with ID number 3245016997.

Adongo again went to the Kumawuman Rural Bank Registration Centre at Ahinsan on May 5 and acquired another ID card with number 48440824267.

On the voting day, he presented his ID card number 48440824267 at the Kumawuman Rural Bank Polling Centre to cast his vote but the machine ‘arrested’ him for double registration.

He was handed over to the police and after investigation, he was put before the court.

Source: GNA

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