Application for Bail Variation by Galamsey Queen Aisha Dismissed

Criminal High Court 3 presided over by Justice Iddirsu Abdulai has dismissed a bail variation application for portions of the bail conditions imposed by a sister court on Galamsey Queen Aisha Huang and four others.
The sister High Court presided over by Justice Charles Edward Ekow Baiden at the time of granting the accused persons bail ordered that they report to the Police Headquarters twice every week even though the accused persons are ordinarily resident in Kumasi.

In their Application, the accused persons were praying the Court to allow them to report to the Police Regional Command in Kumasi in the Ashanti Regional instead of commuting twice a week to Accra just to report themselves to the Police.

Delivering his ruling in court today, Justice Iddirsu Abdulai’s court noted that the applicant failed to demonstrate that the bail conditions imposed on them has brought any hardship on them.

It was the court’s expectation that the applicants would have presented to the court evidence such as hotel payments or air travel receipts to show that they are indeed burdened by the bail conditions that require them to report twice a week to the Police Headquarters in Accra.

The court on the basis of its argument for want of compelling evidence dismissed the bail variation application.
By: Ghana/ Asare