The Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) has refused to released the three retired South African retired police officers arrested at Agona Duakwa in the Central region for allegedly engaging in activities with national security implications despite an Accra Circuit Court’s decision to grant them bail, it has emerged.
The court, presided over by Justice Patricia Quansah on Thursday ruled that each of them be granted bail in the sum of GHc 20,000 each with one surety And orderded the BNI to confiscate the passports of the three and leave them at the court’s registry pending the sorting out of their bail conditions.
But the BNI did not comply with the and whisked the three away leaving lawyers for the defendants fuming.
One of the lawyers, Samuel Attached Akyea, according to citifmonline, described the BNI as behaving they existed in a ‘Kangaroo’ country where they could flout the directives of a court of law.
“Don’t give any impression that this a kangaroo country in which they treat people anyhow. How can a Court of competent jurisdiction say take the accused to the registry and then go and look at the house of the sureties so that bail is granted, and then you just whisk them away defying the order of the court”, he is reported to have said.
Mr. Atta Akyea also believed the BNI wasn intentionally frustrating the bail process in order to hold the suspects till the Easter period is over.