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Court adjourns commercial driver, mate assault case

A Weija Circuit Court hearing the case of a commercial driver and his mate who allegedly assaulted a Police officer on Monday adjourned the matter to April 15.

The Court adjourned the case after counsel for the accused persons Francis Buabeng and Albert Ansah had made submissions to be given ample time to study the case.

The Court then ruled to that effect for the defence to study documents the prosecution will be relying on for the trial.

The ruling was premised on the fact that the accused persons were not served with the documents on time.

The two suspects, Francis Buabeng and Albert Ansah are currently on bail.

The two were slapped with four charges of assaulting a police officer, causing road obstruction, conspiracy to commit a crime and causing unlawful harm after they were seen in a video assaulting a uniform police officer.

The bail bond was set at GH¢10,000.00 each with two sureties each.

On March 14, 2019, the driver and mate engaged in a fisticuff with a police officer, Constable Julius Mawuli Ekpe. The incident went viral after a video footage was uploaded on social media.

The police officer had chased down the driver and his mate using a motorbike after they had tried to escape arrest for an alleged road traffic offence.

They had both pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

Nine legal practitioners had earlier stormed the court to seek bail for the accused.

Source: GNA

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