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Neo
2nd October 2011, 12:23 PM
The Abura Dunkwa Magistrate Court has remanded five teachers for disturbing residents of Ayeredo in the Abora Asebu Kwaman district with their prayers.

District Police Commander of Abora Dunkwa, DSP Twum Barimah confirmed the story to Adom News but explained that the teachers were not charged with praying but charged with disturbing public peace with the noise the make while praying.

The teachers were alleged to be praying in the school to nullify the operations of witches and wizards in the town but the school authority says their activities has been destructive.

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DSP Twum Barimah says their actions caused the school authorities and some residents of the area to call him constantly complaining about their loud prayers late at night.

After several discussions, an agreement was singed where the teachers agreed to change the venue from the school to another location in order for residents to have their peace of mind.

However, they breached the agreement and went back to the same location repeatedly after several warnings.

The Police Commander later sought court injunction to stop the teachers but the teachers once again breached the order resulting in their arrest.

I arrested them after they breached the court order retraining them from praying in the school in order not to disturb the peace of the residents, otherwise they will pay a fine of 1,000 Ghana cedis or be jailed for three months. So they have been remanded by the court, DSP Twum Barimah said.

Meanwhile, three female teachers who were also remanded have been released after they pleaded to the court that they were misinformed by the two male teachers about the court order.

But the remaining two have been kept on remand awaiting trial on Monday.