An order for the release of the three former South African police officers to the registrar of the Accra Circuit Court until all their bail conditions are met has been defied by the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI).
The Circuit Court which was presided over Her Lordship Patricia Quansah, Thursday, granted bail to the ex-South African cops who were arrested by the BNI at Agona Duakwa in the Central Region last Sunday, March 20, 2016.
The trio, Major Ahmed Shaik Hazis (Rtd) 54, WO/ Denver Dwayhe Naidu (Rtd.), 39, and Captain Mlungiseleli Jokani (Rtd.), 45 pleaded not guilty to the charges of conspiracy to commit crime, unlawful training and making false declaration that were brought against them by the BNI.
Each was granted bail in the sum of GH?20,000.00 with surety to be justified.
The Presiding Judge also directed that the passports of the three be kept at the court’s registry.
She further directed that the ex-service men be released to the court registrar until all the housing properties of the sureties are inspected and approval given.
But BNI operatives who were shocked with the ruling of the court hurriedly whisked the ex-service men away, provoking the anger of Lawyer Atta Akyea, who is one of the lead counsels for the accused.