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Friday, July 24, 2009

Tagor, Issah Abbass freed

Tagor, left, and Issah Abass during one of their appearances at their trial.
Tagor, left, and Issah Abass during one of their appearances at their trial.

The Court of Appeal Friday set free Kwabena Amaning, aka Tagor, and Alhaji Issah Abass, convicted on November 28, 2007 on drug charges and sentenced to 15 years in jail.

The three-man panel court unanimously agreed that the trial High Court erred fundamentally in convicting the suspects and so proceeded to acquit and discharge them.

The two were tried, found guilty and sentencedin the famous MV Benjamin cocaine case in which large parcels of cocaine were reported missing from the vessel in 2006. They had pleaded not guilty.

In April this year, the Attorney General and Minister of Justice in interviews with Joy FM, intimated she would seek a review of the sentences against the two with the view to seeking their reduction.

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