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Motorbike rider before court for phone snatching

Author: Emmanuel Ebo Hawkson

A commercial motorbike rider who allegedly robbed two persons in traffic in front of the 37 Military Hospital has appeared before the Accra Circuit Court.

Ibrahim Issaka is alleged to be part of a gang of three that robbed a soldier and an engineer of their mobile phones, valued at GH¢1,650, in a traffic jam on March 27, 2018.

On his appearance at the court last Thursday, Issaka pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to rob, robbery and stealing.

Slapping/robbery

Narrating the facts of the case, the prosecutor, Chief Inspector Victor Dosso, informed the court, presided over by Mr Aboagye Tandoh, that around 8 p.m. on March 27, 2018, the robbers, on a motorbike, approached a commercial bus in which by the soldier sat.

One of the robbers, the prosecutor said, slapped the soldier and snatched her Infinix mobile phone from her while she was making a call.

According to Chief Inspector Dosso, after attacking the soldier, the robbers proceeded to the engineer, who was sitting in his private car, and deliberately told him that his car had developed a flat tyre.

“While the engineer’s attention was on the tyre, the robbers took his mobile phone and ran away with it,’’ he said.

Alarm

The engineer, however, raised an alarm, and in their attempt to escape, a vehicle knocked down the robbers.

“Two members of the gang ran away, but Issaka was arrested and a search conducted on him revealed the engineer’s phone,’’ the prosecutor added.

Hearing continues on April 19, 2018.