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23.04.2008 Crime & Punishment

Six Remanded In Armed Robbery Case At Akim Swedru

By GNA - newtimesonline.com

A circuit Court at Akim Swedru in the Eastern Region, last Wednesday remanded six people belonging to an armed robbery gang for stealing and causing damage to property.

The accused persons, Kwasi Appiah, a mechanic; Justice Jones, a salesman; Kwame Bimpong, a farmer; Richard Afrifa, bicycle repairer; Kwadwo Fosuhene, a cobbler and John Adzewoda, an electronic technician will reappear on May 19.

The court refused to take their plea.

The six allegedly broke into the room of a couple and stole their money, after shooting and wounding the man.

Presenting the facts of the case, Police Chief Inspector Benjamin Osei Kwadwo, told the court presided over by Mr. Edward Bosompem Apenkwa that on March 16, this year at about 12:30 a.m., the six men, wore masks and used cement blocks to break the front door of the couple’s house at Akim Asawase.

According to the prosecutor, they were in possession of locally manufactured pistols, attacked the couple in their bedroom and forcibly collected a pump action gun from the man before ordering him at gunpoint to surrender all money in the bedroom.

He said they made away with a Nokia mobile phone, gold wristwatch, a pair of wedding rings and GH¢500.

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