Politics of Monday, 17 July 2017
A Circuit Court in Akim Swedru has remanded into Police custody Louis Adomako, a 33-year-old phone repairer charged with robbery of taxi cabs from their drivers around villages near Akim Akoroso near Oda in the Eastern Region.
He pleaded not guilty by the court presided over by Mr Alexander Oworae.
The other accomplice, Kwesi Darko, self-style businessman who was charged with abetment of crime also pleaded not guilty and was granted bail in the sum of GHC 10,000 cedis with two sureties. They are to re-appear on July 26.
The other accomplice popularly known as Ogyatao is on the run.
Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), J. Gyamera Oklu, the Oda Divisional Police Commander disclosed this to newsmen at a media briefing at Akim Oda.
He said on July 9, the two suspects were arrested by the Police at some villages near Akim Akroso after they had lured the taxi drivers to convey some visitors from Accra to the area and robbed them of their vehicles at gun-point.
ACP Oklu said the taxis were two Toyota Corollas with registration numbers GE 5036-16 and GR 3456-14 and Toyota Yaris without number plate.
The cars have since been impounded by the Police at Akim Oda.