The Accra Circuit Court 4 has adjourned the case of an alleged shooting of a journalist during the 2020 election.
The suspect, Collins Kwaku, also known as Kola was arraigned for allegedly shooting the journalist, Pius Asiedu Kwanin in the leg and causing injury to some other persons at the Ablekuma Central Collation Centre during the polls.
He pleaded not guilty to six charges levelled against him on his first appearance on December 17.
The charges included the causing of unlawful harm and the use of unlawful weapon.
He was denied bail by the court and is expected to reappear on December 31, 2020.
Speaking to Citi News, the editor for the Newswatchgh, the online portal with which the victim, Pius Kwanin works, Robert Dela Mawuenyegah said he hopes that justice is served in the matter.
“We have been coming to court for some weeks now and as it stands now, the accused is currently in police custody. We have been coming to court, and it’s quite unfortunate the last few days we have been told that the judge is indisposed, so the case had been adjourned. Today, we were asked to wait for a while, after which we were informed that the case has been adjourned to the 31st. So we are looking forward to the proceedings.”
He also indicated that the victim had been discharged from the Greater Accra Regional Hospital.
Meanwhile, one of the wounded persons from the shooting incident that occurred in the constituency has died.
Thirty-year-old Ibrahim Abass passed on at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital where he was receiving treatment.
As far as violence during the polls was concerned, six lives were lost during the 2020 general elections, according to the National Election Security Taskforce (NESTF).
There were 61 recorded cases of electoral and post-electoral violence across the country.
Twenty-one of the incidents were true cases of electoral violence, six of which involved gunshots.