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PASTOR GRANTED BAIL OF GH¢5,000 BY ABEKA DISTRICT COURT

PASTOR GRANTED BAIL OF GH¢5,000 BY ABEKA DISTRICT COURT

The Abeka District Court in the Okaikwei North Municipal Assembly (ONMA) has given bail of GH¢5,000 to a pastor of Power Worship International Church for pasting posters at unauthorized places within the municipality.

On the 24th of April 2019, as part of the Assembly’s routine inspection within the municipality. The (MCE), Hon. Boye Laryea and his Task Force observed that posters of Power Worship International Church has been pasted at Achimota CP roundabout and the Flattop foot bridge making the said places unkempt, unsightly and also bringing the work of the Assembly to nuts.

The bail was granted on the 12th July, 2019. According to madam Delight Dzansi: “A summons was applied for and served on Pastor Daniel Amoateng through Pastor Denis Ashitey and Pastor Ezekiel Appiah Baffour on 29th April 2019 for the accused to appear before the Abeka District Court on the 8th July 2019.”

On the said date, the accused failed to appear in court and so a bench warrant was issued on 11th June, 2019. The following day, the accused was present in court on bench warrant and when the charges of defacing of buildings, walls, monuments etc. contrary to section 296 ss d of Act 26/60 were read, he pleaded guilty to the charges.

The Assembly Prosecutor said based on his plea, the court ordered the accused to go and restore the said places to its original state and report back.

The accused was granted a bail in the sum of GH¢5000 with two surerities and the case adjourned to 3rd July 2019.

On the 3rd of July 2019, the case was recalled and the accused Pastor Daniel Amoateng and his counsel were present. According to the Assembly’s prosecutor Madam Delight Dzansi the accused counsel pleaded for a short adjournment to enable them complete the painting work they started at the various locations.

The case was again adjourned to 15th July 2019. On this day, the accused Pastor was absent but was represented by Pastor Benjamin Nartey.

Madam Dzansi explained that the judge asked whether the needful had been done. The prosecutor answered in the affirmative by saying “all the places had been painted to the satisfaction of the Assembly.”

The accused was then cautioned and discharged.

In working towards achieving government’s directive to ensure that Accra becomes the cleanest city in West Africa and Okaikwei North Municipal Assembly’s fight against sanitation indiscipline, coupled with the fact that ONMA intensify’s its sanitation drive by weekly clean-ups which is an initiative move, some chunk of people still do things which are not acceptable.

 

Edited: ZIPWEB

Source: GHANA / onmaonline.com

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