Kumasi Robbers Remanded Into Custody

Date published: February 10, 2014
By Helena Selby
A trader and three others, who allegedly robbed and raped a Thai lady residing in Kumasi, have been remanded into police custody by an Accra Circuit Court.

The complainant, a national of Thailand, together with her room mates, was attacked by the accused persons in the middle of the night.

Nana Kwasi Agyemang, Kwadwo Kumi, Kwame Antwi, alias Ghost Killer, and Kwaku Sarpong, armed with weapons, allegedly invaded the home of the complainant and took possession of one Toshiba laptop, jewelries, a digital camera, seven mobile phones, generating plant and a cash sum of GH¢5,500 and USD 800.

Nana Kwesi Agyemang, unsatisfied with the robbery, raped the complainant in addition. The rest of the accuse persons attempted to rape another room mate, but could not do so as she was in her menstrual period.

The accused persons were arrest by the police upon a tipoff and Nana Kwesi Agyemang was identified by the complainant in an identification parade, as the one who raped her in the process of the robbery.

All accused persons are facing a charge of conspiracy to commit crime and robbery. Nana Kwesi Agyemang is, however, facing an additional charge of rape. They pleaded not guilty to all charges leveled against them before the court, presided over by Mr. Francis Obiri.

The prosecutor, DSP Abraham Annor, narrating the facts of the case to the court, stated that on January 14, 2014, at about 10pm, the complainant’s household was attacked by about five armed men, including the accused persons, and succeeded in robbing them of the said items.

According to him, on January 17 and 18, 2014, the police, acting on intelligence arrested Nana Kwesi Agyemang at Keyanse.

‘The complainant, who was raped, identified him as the one who raped her, a fact which was collaborated by her roommate.

‘She also identified Kojo Kumi and Kwaku Sarpong as the two men who were about to rape her as well,’ the prosecutor added.

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