Two remanded for alleged robbery in Kumasi

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A taxi-cab driver and one other person accused of robbing a woman of her two cellular phones and cash of GH¢1,000.00 have been remanded into prison custody by a Kumasi Circuit Court.

Kwame Sefa, the driver, and Yaw Boakye denied charges of conspiracy and robbery and would re-appear on January 26.

An Assistant State-Attorney, Ms Justina Rosebud Anyan told the court presided over by Justice Emmanuel Amo-Yartey that the victim, Sara Affram, and the accused all live in Kumasi.

On April 23rd last year, the woman joined a taxi-cab with registration number AS 723 Y, from Santasi-Anyinam to Nhyiaeso driven by Sefa with Boakye as the other passenger.

She became alarmed when the driver diverted from the normal route and her protests was subdued by Boakye, who held her firmly by the neck and buried the head between her thighs.

They then removed the cash and cellular phones from her hand bag.

There after the driver pulled up, they opened the door, pushed her out and sped off.

The prosecution said the woman managed to take down the registration number of the taxi-cab and assisted by another driver tried unsuccessfully to chase after the robbers.

She made a formal report to the Ashanti Regional Police Criminal Investigation Department (CID).

The victim later identified Boakye when he together with some other suspected criminals, arrested by the Police, was publicly paraded on October 5, 2011.

He assisted the Police to apprehend Sefa and both confessed to the crime in their caution statement.

Source: GNA