They are Emmanuel Gyan, 21-year-old unemployed, Seidu Bashiru, a 25-year-old trader, Osman Ayariga, 28, Wadudu Awudu, a 32-year-old driver, Haruna Seidu, 31-year-old Porter and Issahaku Sulemana, 26-year-old driver’s mate.
The rest are Hakibu Shaibu, Adams Yusif Haruna, aka Baba, Oly Rahman, David Mayah and Shaban Shaibu.
The accused persons have pleaded not guilty.
The prosecution said the struggle was in respect of “who controls the ticketing and revenue, ” at the station.
It said the struggle degenerated into a protracted conflict between members and executives and the police on several occasions had to intervene.
“The Regional Executives of the GPRTU have also pleaded with the Police to have the matter resolved amicably but the two groups refused to embrace peace,” the prosecution said.
It said on October 7, at about 5:30 am, the Accra Regional Police Command had a distress call indicating that some men armed with guns and cutlasses were attacking people at Shukura Lorry Station.
The prosecution said the Police moved to the scene and six of the accused persons were chased by the Police.
It said among the six persons Gyan, Bashiru, and Ayariga were arrested for wielding cutlasses, but the rest escaped.
The prosecution said Awudu, Seidu and Sulemana, who escaped, returned to the crime scene to continue with their actions.
It said the Police team also came back to the scene and Awudu, Seidu and Sulemana were arrested with four cutlasses and a knife.
The prosecution said Shaibu, Haruna, aka Baba, Rahman, Mayah and Shaibu who were members of the rivalry groups who were seen rioting at the stations were also arrested.
It said many people got injured during the riots.
It said six out of the 11 accused persons said they were allegedly hired by one Abass Mohammed, a secretary of the union.
The prosecution said said Abass Mohammed was, however, at large.