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Court adjourns fake EC ID cards case

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A Kumasi Circuit Court, presided over by Mrs. Mary Nsenkyire, on Wednesday, adjourned the case in which three persons are standing trial over possession of 128 fake election observer accreditation cards.

The police has sent the docket to the Attorney-General’s Office and waiting for direction.

Stephen Chandauk, Asawasi Constituency Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Richard Gyan and Awuah Amoah Gyasi, both printers, were caught with 128 fake Electoral Commission (EC) accreditation cards on December 07, last year.

They are facing charges of conspiracy and possessing forged official documents.

The accused have all pleaded not guilty and granted GH¢50,000.00 bail, with two sureties, each.

They would make their next appearance on March 28.

One of their accomplices, whose name was only given as Sly, is on the run.

Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Asumadu Okyere-Darko told the court that the police received information that the accused were printing fake election observer accreditation cards at Adum, in Kumasi, on the voting day, at about 1030 hours, and moved in to arrest them.

He said, sample of the cards sent to the EC for examination, were confirmed to be fake.

Chandauk in his caution statement, claimed, he was instructed to print the cards by fugitive Sly, the prosecution added.  

Source: GNA

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