An aspiring Independent Candidate in the Assin South Constituency of the Central Region, Joseph Kofi Damtse and four others, who were prosecuted by the state over four charges of conspiracy to commit a crime, failing to notify the police of special event, failing to comply with the imposition restriction act by organizing a political rally and failing to comply with the compulsory wearing of face mask in relation to breaches of COVID 19 protocols at Assin Aworoso, a community located in the Assin South Constituency have been acquitted in the Cape Coast Circuit Court.
The state prosecutor filed a nolle prosequi (a legal notification when the prosecutor files a formal notice of abandonment of all or part of a suit) indicating a discontinuation of the case.
Having thrown in the towel, the court presided over by her Ladyship Mrs Dorinda Smith Arthur discharged the accused following the State Prosecutor’s filing of the nolle prosequi.
Deep throat sources disclosed that the State Prosecutor filed a nolle prosequi to dismiss the case as a result of insufficient evidence to link the violation to the four charges leveled against Damtse and the four others.
Readers will recall, that on 15th July, 2020, the same Circuit Court Presided over by Her Ladyship Mrs Dorinda Smith Arthur, granted Damtse and 4 others a bail to the tune of GHS100,000 over these same charges.