Court grants alleged galamsey operatives from National Security GHS350,000 bail

    A Koforidua Circuit Court has granted to thirty five people alleged to be galamsey workers operating in the Atewa forest.

    A man in handcuffs

    The accused persons are reportedly also operatives of the Ministry of National Security.

    Presiding judge Her Honour Mercy Adei Kotei admitted each of the 32 accused” galamsey operatives” to bail of Ghc350,000 with two surety one to be justified.

    This was after the lead Prosecuting officer Dickson Donkor, an Assistant State Attorney told the court that, the charge sheet has been substituted therefore mounted no opposition to plea for bail for the accused by the defence counsels.

    In May, the accused persons alleged that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government used them for illegal activities during the 2020 and 2016 general elections.

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