June 30, GNA - Princess Kronor, a 20 year- old pregnant inmate of Sekondi
Prisons has been granted a self recognisance bail under the Justice for All
project (JFA), being pioneered by the Judicial Service.
Justice Clemence Honyenuga, Justice of the Appeal Court however, cautioned her to report fortnightly to the Cape Coast police where she was originally arrested for allegedly stealing a bag of cassava.
In all, 42 cases were heard by two courts sittings within the Sekondi Prisons to help decongest the prisons of remanded suspects, whose cases are yet to be heard.
Out of the number, 16 were granted bail, five cautioned, bonded and discharged, three bonded and discharged whilst two were convicted and imprisoned.
One case was heard from another court where 15 applications were refused.
The cases heard ranged from robbery, murder, manslaughter, stealing and narcotics.
Justice Honyenuga said he was happy with rumours that convicts freed under the project are being re-arrested for other crimes.
He said research carried out by a team of experts had discredited the assertion adding: "We should not dent the successes being chalked out by this JFA project.”