Six persons remanded over ‘dumsor’ protest against PDS

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Six persons who were part of a protest against Power Distribution Services (PDS) on Wednesday have been remanded into prison custody by Odumase Krobo District Court in the Eastern Region.

The court presided over by His honour Frank Gbegby remanded the six for a week to reappear before the court on Friday 12 April, 2019.

The prosecutor, DSP Akwasi Yeboah pleaded with the court to extend the time for two weeks to enable the police conduct further investigations to begin prosecution.

However, his plea was not taken by the Judge who insisted a week was enough.

The protesters claimed their lights have been off for the past three days and wondered why PDS has been treating them badly.

The protesters started at Nuaso in the Odumase Krobo before spreading to other nearby communities including Somanya with the intention of attacking the PDS/ECG office.

They set car tyres on fire blocking main roads among others prompting the police to swiftly move in to restore law and order

Meanwhile, three more persons who were shot by the Police have been discovered bringing the number of injured persons to five.

Prosper Akutey, 21, had bullet penetrate through his lower back and other bullets through his right arm while Clement Nanor, 23, also suffered multiple fractures.

They have been transferred from St. Martin de Porres Hospital, Agormanya to Eastern Regional Hospital, Koforidua.

The third victim, Tettey Stella, is receiving treatment at the St. Martin de Porres Hospital, Agormanya.

The police have accounted for the injuries of only two persons – Kwame Asare,39, and Teye Kwame,35.

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