Court sentences four traders to a fine of 100 penalty units for constructing a public road
Following the refusal of trading doing business to move their activities off the road, the court has sentenced to a 100 penalty units each.
Ashaiman circuit court has sentenced four out of five traders to a fine of 100 penalty units each for the offense of obstructing public roads. The court presided by His Honour Simon Gaga found the traders guilty, convicted and sentenced to a 100 penalty units.
Esi Enimah, Naomi Oforiwaa, Florence Samiwa, and Abena Dentsina were jointly sentenced to a fine of 100 penalty units each amounting to GHS1200.00 for the offense of obstruction of public road contrary to paragraph(1) (iii) & paragraph(5) of ASHMA(Control of Hawkers) bye-laws 2017.
Zinabu Ibrahim who was unexplainable absent has attracted a bench warrant for her arrest. Prosecuting: Presenting the brief fact of the case,Henry E. Tenu said the accused persons were traders at Ashaiman.
My Lord, on the 24th January, 2023 at about 8:30 am, the Municipal Chief Executive of Ashaiman together with a taskforce and City guards went to decongest the main market road and asked all hawkers to move to Adjei-Kojo market(the designated market).
But on the 25th day of January, 2023, the accused persons were found trading at the main traffic along the main road of Ashaiman Roundabout to Adjei Kojo. They were later arrested and arraigned to appear before this honourable court leading to their sentence.