Driver remanded for robbing | Ghana News Agency (GNA)

By
J. K. Nabary, GNA

Winneba (C/R) Oct. 20,
GNA – The Winneba District Magistrate Court presided over by Mr. Isaac
Ohenebaa-Kuffoua has remanded a 32 year driver in prison custody for robbing
under force pretence.

David Ntsiful Alias
Kwoa Afful who lives in Gomoa Obuasi near Agona Swedru’s plea was not taken and
he’s to re-appear before the court on 6th November 2018.

Narrating the fact of
the case in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, Assistant Superintendent
Police (ASP) Mr. Oppong Agyekum, Crime officer of the Winneba District Police
Command said the complainant of the case is Evans Ato Asafua Jackson also a
driver who lives in Winneba.

ASP Agyekum said on
the 26th September, 2018 at about 22.30 hours the complainant came to the
Winneba Police Station with multiple assaults marks on his body and reported
that, he has been robbed   of his red and
yellow Hyundai 110 taxi cab, registration number GX 3117-18.

According to ASP
Agyekum the complainant stated that while he was in charge of the said taxi cab
at Winneba Junction, the accused person approached him and solicited his
service to drive him to Osubonpayin a community in Effutu Municipality which he
agreed.

He said on reaching a
section of the road in-between Ateitu and Osubonpayin the accused person gave
GH¢ 20.00 to the complainant and told him that he will alight there.

He said that in the
process of giving him his change of GH¢ 5.00 to the accused person, he suddenly
pulled out a sharp Knife, aimed it at his neck and ordered him to get down from
the taxi.

The Crime officer said
in an attempt to resist a scuffle ensued with the accused blowing powered
pepper into his eyes and pushed h him out of the taxi and sped off.

He said fortunately, a
colleague taxi driver appeared at the scene to help him.

According ASP Agyekum
said October 3, Police acting upon a tip off, the accused person was arrested
at New Edubiase in Ashanti Region, in an attempt to change the colour of the
taxi.

The accused person
admitted the offence in his cautioned statement, and said he was also a driver,
and added that he decided to change the colour of the taxi for his personal
used

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