Court adjourns case against rioters

15 years ago

A Sunyani Magistrate Court has again adjourned hearing of the case involving six persons accused of being involved in crowd violence after the premier league game.

The court at its second hearing on Monday presided over by Justice Zogah postponed trial to next month, December 28.

This was after the prosecution pleaded for time to conclude investigations.

Six football fans caught up in the riots that ensued during the match-day-X league fixture between the King Faisal and AshantiGold in Sunyani reappeared in court on Monday.

The six alleged AshantiGold have been charged for misconduct at the Coronation park.

At the first hearing two weeks ago, the trial judge, granted bail to the six rioters at 20 million cedis and one surety each for all the six suspects.

All six rioters were charged with causing harm, damage, assault and rioting.

The six represented by Williewise Kyeremeh pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against them.

The suspects are - Thomas Arhinful, Kwame Yeboah, Yaw Asamoah, Nimpong Abeka and Frank Amankwah and Kwadwo Twenebuah.

At the first sitting, Kwadwo Twenebuah was absent due to poor health.

The six suspects were picked up in the post match disorder that ensued at the stadium grounds and detained by the Sunyani Police following AshantiGold’s 2-1 loss to King Faisal.

The defeat was the first recorded by the Miners in the league.

The suspected rioters are alleged to have attacked Mr. Kwabena Munufie, secretary of the Brong Ahafo Regional Football Association.

Reports indicate that some property at the Coronation park grounds were destroyed after King Faisal ended the nine-game unbeaten run in the premiership.

The aggrieved person’s believed to be supporters of AshantiGold are said to have ripped off some plastic seats following a late stunner by the home side.