Court remands farmer for robbery at Enchi

Erica Apeatua Addo, GNA

Enchi (W/R), Jan 22,
GNA – A farmer, Prince Fordjour, 24, was on Wednesday put before the District
Magistrate court in Enchi for robbery.

Fordjour, was said
to have robbed one Doris Adzanu of a cash sum of 7,800 Ghana cedis and some
quantity of gold worth 10,000 Ghana cedis with three other persons who are now
at large.

His plea was not
taken and was remanded into prison custody by the court presided over by Mr
Eric Baah Boateng to reappear on Wednesday January 29.

The facts of the
case, as presented by Detective Inspector Joseph Kwadwo Agyare were that the
complainant is a gold buying agent and resides at Desueano a suburb of Enchi in
the Aowin Municipality with the accused.

He said on 29
December, 2019, at about 0900 hours the complainant was in her house when three
young men dressed in fancy apparels came and requested for their Christmas gift
and the complainant generously gave them 10.00 Ghana cedis of which they bid
her farewell and left.

The Prosecution said
an hour later, the accused together with three persons now at large allegedly
wearing face mask returned to the complainant with the intent to offer her gold
for sale.

Inspector Agyare
said immediately the complainant entered her room to fetch some money to
purchase the alleged gold, Fordjour and his accomplices attacked her in the
room, tied her with a rope, covered her mouth with a cloth and robbed her of
the money and quantity of gold mentioned above.

The prosecution said
the complainant who knew the accused identified him during the robbery and
later led the neighborhood watchdog committee to apprehend him to the Enchi
Police post where a formal complaint was made.

He said Fordjour
denied the offence in his cautioned statement.