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5 Men charged with alleged multiple robberies across regions
5 Men charged with multiple robberies across regions

5 Men charged with alleged multiple robberies across regions

Five individuals have been brought before an Accra Circuit Court on nine counts related to their alleged involvement in a string of robberies in the Greater Accra, Eastern and Central Regional capital cities.


The accused, namely Frances Kofi Amoako (a tiler), James Mborlecha (a trotro mate), Aglago (alias father), Shark, and Gbeigbaa, face charges that include four counts of conspiracy to rob , five counts of theft, and one count of selling stolen goods.

During the court hearing on August 13, presided over by Isaac Oheneba Kuffour, the first and second accused persons, Frances and James, pleaded not guilty. They were subsequently remanded for two weeks, scheduled to reappear on August 28, 2023.

The prosecution informed the court that the remaining three accused individuals, Aglago, Shark and Gbeigbaa were  evading arrest, and efforts were being made to apprehend them.

The prosecutor, Inspector Rosemond Anyane, who presented the details of the  case, explained that the Accra Regional Intelligence Directorate of the Ghana Police Service had received information indicating that the accused persons suspected of being involved in a series of robberies in these locations: Malejor, Oyibi, Tetegu, Gomoa Fete, and Koforidua were planning another attack.

In response to this information, a police team was despatched to apprehend the individuals. The first and second accused, Frances and James, were tracked to Circle in Accra and subsequently arrested.

Further investigations revealed that Aglago, the third accused and the alleged leader of the syndicate, had recruited Shark and Gbeigbaa, the fourth and fifth accused respectively, to participate in robberies across the aforementioned places.

“In specific instances, such as at Koforidua and Gomoa Fete, the trio, Aglago, Shark and Gbeigbaa robbed taxi drivers of their two Toyota Vitz and KIA Morning taxis.

Their modus operandi involved hiring the taxi, and during the trip, Aglago, positioned behind the driver, would assault him with a rope around his neck,” Inspector Anyane said.

The prosecutor said  Shark, positioned in the front passenger seat, would seize the driver's mobile phone before pushing him out of the car.

“Between 2019 and 2022, the accused individuals and their accomplices broke into the room of Musah Alhassan in Tetegu, stealing items such as a 65-inch Samsung television valued at GH¢7,000, a microwave worth GH¢900, and an Internet router priced at GH¢800,” the prosecutor said.

According to the prosecutor, in addition a 32-inch Samsung television set valued at GH¢1,500 and a bag of clothes were stolen from one Ali Iddrisu at Kasoa, Tetegu.

He said the the accused persons unlawfully entered Esther Abaatu's pharmacy shop in Oyibi, making off with 32-inch LG and NASCO televisions valued at GH¢2,300 and GH¢1,600 respectively.”

The prosecutor added that the accused persons were suspected of robbing a mobile money vending shop in Bawaleshie, taking three Nokia phones valued at GH¢150 each and cash totalling GH¢1,800.

Inspector Anyane noted that the accused persons had implicated Alhassan and Tsokosi as buyers of some of the stolen items.
She said some of the victims have been identified and are cooperating with the ongoing investigations.

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