From left; Joseph Tetteh, 27, James Quansah Afful 40, Otokunor Sackey 44, and Emmanuel Salami Azumah 43, accomplices of Prophet Nkansah in police custody
A warrant has been issued for the immediate arrest of Prophet Daniel Yaw Nkansah, head of the New Vision Pentecostal Church and founder of the New Vision Party (NVP), for robbery.
An Accra Circuit Court presided over by Justice Francis Obiri issued the warrant for the arrest of the suspect when he failed to appear before the court to answer charges of robbery levelled against him and eight others including his son, Daniel Boahene Nkansah.
The five who were arrested by the police were Daniel Nkansah Jnr, 25, Joseph Tetteh, 27, James Quansah Afful, 40, Otokunor Sackey, 44 and Emmanuel Salami Azumah, 43.
Three others – Mensah, Adjei and Anold -, who are currently at large, are being sought by the police.
The court yesterday remanded four of the suspects into police custody to reappear on April 25, 2014, but Daniel Nkansah Jnr was granted bail.
The man of God and his cohorts were alleged to have robbed three persons including Stephen Ped Andam, chief executive officer of Canis Majoris Company limited, Isaac Tetteh Korgbey, and Emmanuel Nana Kwaku Badu, both employees of the company, of various items after the suspects attacked them with machetes and other implements on February 1, 2014, at Atico, Accra.
Items robbed during the attack included a Samsung S4, iPhone, Dell laptop with charger, cheque books, international driving licence, certificates, iPad of 32GB, a blackberry Q10 mobile phone, a Samsung mobile phone, a video camera and cash of GH¢56,000.
Briefing the court, Chief Inspector E. Afful, the prosecutor in charge of the case, said the complainants in the case are workers of Canis Majoris Company Limited located at Atico.
He said Daniel Nkansah Jnr is a student and son of Prophet Daniel Nkansah.
According to the prosecutor, in December last year, Andam, the chief executive of the company, rented four stores from Prophet Nkansah for a period of 10 years and paid GH¢111,680 as rent advance.
The company was occupying three out of the four stores, while Daniel Nkansah occupied one.
On February 1, 2014, Andam and his workers approached Nkansah Jnr as agreed with Prophet Nkansah, to vacate the store so they could move in.
This resulted in a misunderstanding among them. Andam and his workers finally went back into the three stores to start the day’s work.
However, Daniel Nkansah, who was not satisfied, went and organized the aforementioned suspects in his pick up vehicle. Armed with cutlasses and other implements, they attacked the complainants in their shop and robbed from them in the process.
The case was reported to the police same day and on February 4, 2014, the police apprehended Daniel Nkansah Jnr.
During their investigations, the video camera which was among the items robbed from the complaints was retrieved from Daniel Nkansah jnr.
Police managed to apprehend five of his accomplices, who were charged with the offence of robbery.
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By Linda Tenyah
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