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Kaaka’s Brother Granted 100k Bail

The Kumasi High Court has granted bail to Iddi Mohammed, brother of the late social media activist, Ibrahim Kaaka, nine months after he was arrested and remanded into police custody.

The bail is to the tune of 100,000 Ghana cedis with two sureties.

As part of his bail conditions, Iddi Mohammed will have to report to the Regional CID office on Mondays and make himself available at the Asokwa District court anytime the case is called.

Although the case is being heard at the Asokwa District Court, the lawyer for the accused went to the High court seeking bail after the two other accused persons, Isaaka Ibrahim and Fuseini Alhassan were granted bail on March 10 to the tune of 70,000 Ghana cedis each with two sureties each, with one to be justified, it is reported.

Lawyer for the two went to the High court to effect their bail.

The three have been charged with conspiracy to commit murder and murder in the case of Kaaka.

They were arrested in June shortly after the death of social media activist Ibrahim Kaaka on June 28, 2021, at his residence around 1 a.m, reports said.

It was reported that Kaka was ambushed and struck with lethal implements by some unknown assailants in front of his house and subsequently died at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital on Monday 28th June 2021.

Family and some residents had earlier claimed the attack on Kaaka’s life was politically motivated, however, the Police’s narrative was quite the opposite.

According to the police, a witness to the crime indicated that Iddi Mohammed, who had a longstanding disagreement with Kaaka, was seen that night dragging the deceased toward a bathroom, a statement that was corroborated by another witness who said she saw the accused running from the scene.

The three accused were arrested and arraigned before the court on Friday, July 2, 2022, where they were been remanded into police custody.

Later when the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia visited the family of the late social media activist, a daughter of the Kaaka knelt before him, laid her head on his laps and implored the veep to release Iddi, a plea that many family members made to government officials with the assurance that Idriss had nothing to do with the death of Kaaka.

All those pleas weren’t taken.

The family of Kaaka in a media interview after the High Court approved his bail application, expressed joy over the long-awaited release of Iddi but noted that it was poised at ensuring that justice prevails.

“As a family, we are grateful and happy that a bail has been granted to our brother. We are grateful and we will see to it that all the process and the bail condition is satisfied so that our brother’s liberty is given to him once again. Although we are endured to follow the process and to also find a lasting solution to the murder case of our brother Kaaka. We still persevere and go ahead with the case till the end. Justice will be served.”

Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini

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