Arrest Bukom Banku – Court orders

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An Accra Circuit Court has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Braimah Kamoko popularly known as “Bukom Banku,” for failing to appear before it.

The boxer, together with five others, four of whom are at large, is facing charges of assault, causing damage and two counts of causing harm but failed to attend court when the case was called on Tuesday, April 17.

One Albert Annan alias Agya One, businessman and second accused has also been charged for assaulting Bukom’s son.

He had earlier denied the charges and was granted bail.

The case has been adjourned to April 19.

Prosecuting, Chief Inspector Emmanuel Ohene Agyei, told the Court presided over by Madam Marian Affoh that the prosecution witnesses are Ziyad Musah, the Assemblyman of Amamomo Electoral Area in Jamestown and Mavis Moffat, a businesswoman both residents at Jamestown.

Kamoko also lives at Bukom whilst Albert Annan lives at Amamomo, all in Accra.

On April 2, this year, at about 18:00 hours, Kamoko’s two sons Mustapha Kamoko and Abu Kamoko in the company of other boys, went to Jamestown to look for their missing bicycle.

The prosecution said the young men were making a lot of noise, so Musah, who was conversing with Agya One and others approached the boys and asked them to stop disturbing their peace.

He said Abu, 14, was being truant so Agya One whipped him on the buttocks with his waist belt. Abu then went and informed his father, Bukom Banku.

The prosecution said Bukom Banku in turn, organised thugs including, Razak, Adjei, Nueoko and Kalaba, now on the run, armed with cutlasses, bottles, sticks and stones and went to Agbon High Street, Amamomo and attack Musah and Agya One.

According to the prosecution, residents fearing for their lives started running, however, Bukom Banku caught up with Agya One and slapped him on the face and later held Musah’s T-shirt, tore it and punched his mouth with his fist.

He said Musah sustained cuts on his lips and bled profusely.

The prosecution said Bukom Banku, again removed a knife from his pocket and slashed the assemblyman on his left hand.

He said Mavis rushed to the aid of Musah but Bukom Banku turned his anger on her and pushed her and she fell into a gutter sustaining a fracture on her ankle and lost her I-phone 7.

He said Bukom Banku also broke six pieces of plastic chairs, two benches and a draught game.

He later sent his two sons to the Police Station to lodge a formal complaint.

The prosecution witnesses on the other hand made a report to the police and they were all issued with police medical report form to seek medical attention.

Bukom Banku and Agya One were arrested after investigations.

-GNA

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