The seven Hearts of Oak fans – who were arrested during a friendly with Asante Kotoko – have been released on bail.
The suspects were apprehended by the Police for ripping off the seats in the green stands of the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in protest against a referee Kwame Sefah’s decision not to award the Phobians a penalty in the said game last Sunday.
Having been processed to the Nkawie High Court on September 4, presiding judge Michael Johnson Abbey adjourned the case to Friday.
The seven were officially charged on three accounts; damages, conspiracy and assault
However on Friday, it turned out a quite swift proceedings as Justice Abbey took less than 10 minutes to announce his verdict.
All seven suspects are to be released with GH¢50,000 and three individuals signing as sureties each
They are to sign a bond to report to the Police thrice every week – on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays until they return to court on the 25th of September.
Baba Yara Stadium officials have said as many as 275 seats were broken as a result of the rioting by the alleged Hearts of Oak fans.