Dagomba Line Troublemakers Get Bail
Some 120 people, who were recently arrested in connection with the violent acts at Dagomba Line in the Asokore Mampong Municipality of the Ashanti Region, have been granted bail.
The suspects, made up of 102 males and 18 females, were charged with rioting with weapons and they were each admitted to a bail bond of GH¢5,000 each, with one surety each.
The suspects are expected to appear before the Asokore Mampong District Court, presided over by Portia Molly Anarfo Salia, on July 29, 2019.
There was massive security presence in court when they were marched to the courtroom.
Scores of people, including women and children, last Thursday sustained severe injuries as two factions (mostly scrap dealers) openly displayed offensive weapons, including machetes in a brutal fight over who is the rightful occupant of a piece of land at Dagomba Line, a densely populated community in the Asokore Mampong Municipality.
Earlier, several wooden structures, which serve as accommodation for people who are mostly head porters, had been set ablaze in the ensuing clashes.
This was after a certain man had gone to Dagomba Line with a court order to eject people from a parcel of land he claimed ownership.
Calm seemed to have been restored at the place after a successful meeting between the feuding factions following the intervention of the security agencies, but the brutal clashes were renewed later.
The feuding groups reportedly set fire on several wooden structures, causing massive panic in the community.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi