Court remands 12 Pragia drivers over clash with police

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The 12 tricycle (Pragia) drivers detained for their alleged involvement in a fight that broke out between some tricycle operators and the police as they sought to reclaim their impounded vehicles from the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) have been remanded by the Akropong District Court.

On Tuesday, October 8, 2023, no pleas from the defendants were heard in court.

ACP Kofi Blagodzi, the prosecutor, asked the court to detain the defendant so that additional inquiries could be made.

The accused was subsequently sent back to police custody with a new court date on August 15, 2023.

On August 7, 2023, when some tricycle drivers stormed the KMA towing yard to collect their tricycles after blocking the Suame Road stretch to the Kumasi Central Business District(CBD), they got into a fight with the police.

The police, who were positioned in the towing yard, were stoned by the demonstrators, and in retaliation, they fired warning shots.

To disperse the irate motorcyclists, a joint military force with more police officers was sent to the location.

Six police officers were hurt and sent for medical attention at the KMA facility.

The cops quickly detained twelve of the bikers.

They were charged informally with planning a crime, specifically rioting.


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