The 32 suspected illegal miners arrested in the Atewa forest have been granted bail
– Their bail comes after accusing the presidency of being aware of their nefarious activities in the forest
– They were admitted to bail of GHc350,000 with two sureties to be justified
The illegal miners arrested in the Atewa Forest have finally been granted bail.
The Koforidua Circuit Court ‘B’ admitted each of them to bail of GHc350,000 with two sureties to be justified, Starrfm.com.gh reports.
It will be recalled the 32 accused persons took the nation by surprise when they said they were sanctioned to mine in the Atewa forest by the presidency.
They made the bombshell disclosure on Monday, May 24, 2021, after the court presided by Her Honour Mercy Adei Kotei denied them bail.
The Court presided by Her Honour Mercy Adei Kotei granted the 32 accused persons after the prosecution expressed no opposition to their bail request.
Dickson Donkor, an assistant State Attorney, who’s the lead prosecuting officer in the case told the court during the hearing on June 8, 2021, that the charge sheet had been substituted, thus, the state has no opposition to plea for bail for the accused by the defence counsel.
The case has been adjourned to July 7, 2021. Starrfm.com.gh reports that the accused persons erupted into a jubilant mood, singing praises to God.
“Y3 da woase ooo yeyi woay3 ohene k3seiii Hallelujah, who say man no dey,” some of them were heard saying.