7 Hearts of Oak fans released on GHS 50,000 bail

Seven Accra Hearts of Oak supporters who were arrested last week Sunday, after a friendly encounter between Asante Kotoko and Accra Hearts of Oak have been released on GHS 50,000 bail.

The suspected Accra Hearts of Oak fans were arrested by the Police for destroying the seats in the green stands of the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in protest against Referee Kwame Sefah’s decision for failing to award Hearts a penalty in their 2:0 defeat to Kotoko.

The seven were processed to Nkawie High Court on Tuesday, September 4 by presiding Judge Michael Johnson Abbey and the case was subsequently adjourned to Friday, September 7.

Charges labeled before the seven were damages, conspiracy and assault which they pleaded guilty to.

A swift proceedings which didn’t last more than 10 minute saw Justice Abbey presiding over the case to give the seven bail.

The seven suspects are to be released with GH¢50,000 and three individuals signing as sureties each.

They are to sign a bond to report to the Police thrice every week – on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays until they return to court on the 25thof September.

Baba Yara Stadium officials have said as many as 275 seats were broken as a result of the rioting by the alleged Hearts of Oak fans.

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