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Court fines Akropong Kingmakers GH₵48,000 for flouting social gathering directive

The Akropong Circuit Court has fined four Kingmakers, who were arrested for flouting the ban on social gathering, a total of GH₵48,576. The accused persons are Odehye Kofi Asiedu Adu-Mfum, 57, Nana Semenhyia Ohene Asa Krofa, 43, Benet Osei Opoku alias Ohenenana BS Opoku, 55, and Nana Odiasempa Krobea Asante,70. They were charged for failing to comply with the restriction imposed on gathering contrary to paragraph 1(A)VII of EI 64 and section 6 of the Imposition of Restriction Act 1012 /2020.

The accused persons pleaded guilty. Lawyer Joseph Adakpaksa for the accused persons pleaded for mitigation of sentence considering that only Eleven kingmakers were performing customary rites to install a chief but overwhelmed by presents of onlookers, and the fact that the accused are old men.

The Court, presided over by Her Honour Arrit Nsemo, therefore, applied the minimum sentence fining each of the accused persons 1,012 penalty units which translates to GH₵12,144 in default serves a 4-year jail sentence. The accused Kingmakers were arrested Friday, May 2, 2020, for enstooling a Paramount Chief-Oseadeeyo Kwasi Akuffo II.


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