Bless Amedegbe, the person who instigated the general public on social media to burn the home of President Akufo-Addo and also destroy police officers enforcing Covid-19 actions has been granted bail in the sum of GHC100,000, with two sureties.
An Accra Circuit Court docket requested that one of the sureties have to be a public servant earning not fewer than GHC1,000 cedis a thirty day period.
The 24 calendar year-outdated security person, aka Don Dada Bless, is experiencing a demand of and assault on a community officer as perfectly as Untrue Communication, contrary to Part 76(1) of the Electronic Communication Act, 2008 (Act 775).
He has, however, denied the offences.
Amedegbe, is claimed to have taken the motion mainly because he believed the international pandemic was a hoax.
The Court presided more than by Mr. Emmanuel M. Essandoh adjourning the make any difference to June 10, requested that defence counsel be provided with the court’s earlier information.
Previously, Mr. Yaw Dankwah counsel for Amedegbe prayed the court to acknowledge his client to bail simply because he had a long lasting put of abode and was in gainful work.
In addition, Mr. Dankwah held that Amedegbe had folks of material and high valued citizens who would stand as sureties for him.
According to him, the accused person would not downside the prosecution by interfering with witnesses.
Mr. Dankwah explained Amedegbe ought to be presented the option to have obtain to his counsel so he could get ready adequately for his defence.
“We pray that the accused human being is admitted to bail, while normal justice just take its course. We also pray that the court docket would physical exercise its discretion in favour of the accused human being,” defence counsel extra.
The Prosecutor, Detective Sergeant Frederick Sarpong, did not item to bail but prayed the court docket to set out ailments that would compel the accused individual to show up in court to stand demo.
At the preceding sitting down, Detective Sergeant Sarpong informed the Court that the complainant was an operative of the Bureau of Nationwide Conversation, National Security whiles Amedegbe resided at Maamobi.
Sergeant Sarpong stated in April this 12 months, following the President announced the restriction of motion purchase in the Increased Accra and Greater Kumasi Metropolitan spots, Amedegbe took movie pictures of himself and circulated identical by using YouTube and WhatsApp Platforms, inciting the public to defy the President’s Government Orders on the lockdown.
The Prosecution said the accused described the President’s social distancing directive as a result of the COVID-19 as ‘a hoax’, declaring the President was likely to enable telecommunication providers to put in 5G community, which would result in fatalities.
In accordance to the Prosecutor, he, as a result, incited the community to rise up versus the President and set his property ablaze.
Amedegbe, in his self-produced movie, also incited the community to kill any police officer executing COVID-19 responsibilities.
On Could 12, this year, Amedegbe, who was being tracked, was arrested.
In his investigation caution statement, the Prosecution said, he admitted acquiring produced and circulated the deceptive movie on his WhatsApp and YouTube platforms.