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Four remanded for robbery

BY: Jennifer Ofori-Boateng
Four remanded for robbery
Four remanded for robbery

The Accra Circuit Court 10 Thursday remanded four members of a robbery gang who allegedly robbed a legal practitioner of her Pajero vehicle and other possessions at her home in Accra.

The accused included Hope Agborlo, 29, a driver; Ibrahim Mohammmed, 23, a trader; Mohammed Amin 43, trader Aminu Bawa, 27, a computer technician.

They have been charged with conspiracy to commit crime and robbery.

Background

The police prosecutor, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Mawunyo Nawegbe, presenting the facts of the case told the court that on November 3, 2017, about 10:30pm, a robbery gang comprising 21 members with the accused inclusive, attacked the complainant, Cynthia Opare, a legal practitioner, who had returned from work.

He said the complainant was about to park her Mitsubishi Pajero vehicle with the registration number GT 2278-16, when the accused, who had laid ambush and wielding AK47 assault rifles and locally made pistols pounced on her.


Items

According to him, the accused having attacked their victim made away with a wedding ring valued at E150; gold sapphire ring valued at US$ 150; gold bracelet valued GH₵ 3,000, iPhone 7plus valued at GH₵6,200, a Techno phone valued at Gh₵300 and Bulava wrist watch costing E200, totaling Gh₵235,850.

DSP Nawegbe explained to the court that on January 3, 2018, Ibrahim was arrested at his house in Tamale in the Northern Region with the Mitsubishi Pajero.

Members

That, he added, when he (Ibrahim) was arrested, mentioned Hope Agborlo, Mohammed Amin Musah, Aminu Bawa, Alhassan Yussif, Issac Dadze and 15 others as his accomplices.

He told the court that Mohammed Amin Musah and Aminu Bawa were also apprehended in their hideout at Agbloshie and Zongo Junction on January 22, this year in the Greater Accra Region.

He said further investigations revealed that one of the gang members, Alhassan Yussif has been arrested by the Kasoa police for car snatching.

The accused, according to DSP Nawegbe, have admitted in their caution statement that they part of the ongoing carjacking crimes within the Accra metropolis.

The accused are to reappear on Feb 8, 2018.