Hafsa Obeng, GNA
Accra, Sept. 14, GNA
– An Accra Circuit Court presided over by Mr Aboagye Tandoh on Wednesday
remanded two persons who were said to have conspired and attempted to rob.
Drivers Mate and Richard Annor, Driver were said to have acted together with a
common purpose with one other now at large to commit crime to wit robbery.
The two have pleaded
not guilty to the charges and have been remanded by the court to reappear on
The facts of the
case as presented by Police Chief Inspector Kwabena Adu are that the Kwabena is
a Driver’s Mate, while Richard is a Driver, and an accomplice, Kwasi is also a
He said on August
19, the accused persons went on a robbery expedition at Madina and its environs.
When they got to Madina Social Welfare in Richard’s Urvan bus, they noticed
that their movement was suspected by an unknown masked man who shot severally
at their car.
The prosecution said
in the process, Kwabena sustained gunshot injuries on his knee, but they
managed to escape and decided to take the injured to Asuboa near Akim Oda for
Inspector Adu said on the same day the police on duty at Asanteman barrier near
Oda, intercepted a Nissan Almera Taxi and a search conducted in the car
disclosed Kwabena in a pool of blood.
He told the court
that the accused persons were arrested and Kwabena was sent to the Oda
Government Hospital where the pellet was removed from his knee.
transferred to the Police Regional CID, Accra and they were re-arrested.
According to the
prosecution, during interrogation, it was revealed that the accused persons
conspired with eight others now at large and had been robbing shops in Accra,
Tema and its environs.
He told the court
that several efforts made by the police for accused persons to identify their
victims and scenes of crimes had proved abortive.
Inspector Adu said the case was still under investigations, whiles efforts are
underway to apprehend the others.