Nima clashes: Nursing Mother granted GH₵100k bail
A nursing mother alleged to have been involved in the Nima disturbance has been granted bail by the Accra Circuit Court.
Hunu Dawud, also known as ‘Woman Ghana’, was granted GH₵100k bail with two sureties.
In addition to the bail sum, she is to report to the Nima Police twice every week until the final determination of the case.
She is facing an abetment of a crime charge, which she denied.
Meanwhile, Ali Awudu, alias ‘Bombom’, one of the kingpins of the riot, has been denied bail.
Eight accomplices were earlier granted GH₵80,000.00 bail and two sureties each.
They have all denied conspiring to commit the crime, wielding offensive weapons and causing
They are expected in court on March 9, 2022.
Per the facts, on January 18, 2022, at about 3:00 pm, the police received information that there was an ongoing riot at Nima involving the usage of arms and other offensive weapons.
A team of armed police was then dispatched to the location.
The prosecution said that the names of Ali Awudu, alias ‘Bombom’ and Ibrahim Husain, alias ‘Kumodzi’, came up as the leaders of two groups responsible for the riot.
But the two leaders escaped when the police arrived.
Awudu was arrested shortly after the police identified him as one of the perpetrators.
According to the prosecution, 12 used shells were retrieved at the scene.
The rioters also vandalised a barbering shop located a few meters.
A search at the vandalised shop led to the discovery of three AAA live ammunition, one empty pistol magazine, one live pistol bullet, one knife and one machete.
A victim, Frimpong, 53, who was about to move his car from the scene, was also hit by a bullet on his left shoulder and was taken to the 37 Military Hospital.
The prosecution said Suleiman and Moro, alias ‘Gato’, who had gone to seek treatment at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital Ridge, were picked up.
Further investigations led to the arrest of Bassam, Gariba, Barinu and Ganiru at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital/Ridge after they were identified to police.
Intelligence also led to the arrest of Salim and Seidu at Ashalajah.
A search conducted in the room of Salim and Seidu led to the discovery and retrieval of a military uniform and pump-action gun.
On January 23, 2022, intelligence led to the arrest of Dauda Omoni from his hideout at Polo Park near Kotoka International Airport. He admitted that he was the one seen wielding a machete at the crime scene when a viral video of the incident was shown to him.
It said the investigation had revealed that Awudu and Husain, who were at large and Suleiman and Dauda were linked to the crime.
The prosecution said an investigation was underway to uncover the roles played by Mahama, Moro, Bassam, Gariba, Barinu, Ganiru, Salim and Seidu.