Wednesday 7th September, 2016
Hafsa Obeng, GNA
Accra, Sept. 7, GNA
– A Labourer, David Anaba, was on Thursday arraigned for robbing one Rita Dede
Nartey of her Nokia Lumia mobile phone worth GH¢ 450.00.
David, who pleaded
guilty to the charge, robbed the victim at Oyarifa in Accra.
He has since been
remanded by the court presided over by Mr Aboagye Tandoh to reappear on
September 19, for trial.
Police Chief Inspector Kwabena Adu told the court that the complainant, Rita is
a Fashion Designer, and lives at Oyarifa, while the accused person is a
Labourer living at Ashanti Home Touch restaurant.
He said on August
31, at about 2230 hours, the complainant was making a phone call with her phone
on the street of Salem a suburb of Oyarifa.
David who happened
to be passing by, saw the complainant with the mobile phone, attacked her with
a knife and robbed her and took to his heels and managed to remove the Sim
Inspector Adu said the complainant who identified the accused informed the
youth of Salem, and he was traced and arrested. The phone was retrieved from
his house after which he was handed over to the Ayi Mensah Police.
He said a formal
complainant was lodged and in his caution statement the accused person admitted
the offence, stating that he needed money to pay for his rent, hence the act.