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05.02.2009 Crime & Punishment

Two alleged armed robbers remanded in prison custody

By GNA
Two alleged armed robbers remanded in prison custody


A Goaso Circuit court has remanded two alleged armed robbers in prison custody for robbing seven houses at Goaso.

The plea of Alfred Boakye Acheampong, also known as JB 28, and Amankwa Marfo 29, were not taken and would re-appear on February 27.

Police Chief Inspector Charles Arthur, prosecuting, told the court that at about 0130 hours on November 13, last year Acheampong, a citizen of Goaso based in Accra led a gang of armed robbers from Accra to Goaso to rob.

He said they robbed the inmates of seven houses and fled before the police was informed of the robbery and made away with a Benz saloon car, some mobile phones and money from their victims at gun point.

The victims were, Mr Michael Agyei, an UNILEVER Distributor and Managing Director of Success FM, a private radio station at Goaso, Mr George Baryeh, a timber merchant, Mr Idi Omaro, a businessman, Mr Kingsley Asante, banker, Veronica Adoko, Emmanuel Tuffour and Kwame Boakye.

Police Chief Inspector Arthur said the police in Bibiani were informed about the robbery, they mounted a barrier and succeeded in arresting Marfo.

He said during a search four mobile phones, 25 dollars and some Ghana cedi notes were found on him and during interrogation mentioned Acheampong as the leader of the gang and he was arrested at Nungua in Accra on November 25, last year.

Police Chief Inspector Arthur said the victims identified the accused persons during an identification parade at Goaso and after investigations charged with the offences.

In another development, a Goaso Circuit court has remanded Kwasi Yeboah, who allegedly shot and robbed a taxi driver of GH¢95 in prison custody.

Yeboah's plea was not taken and would re-appear on February 27, this year.

Prosecuting, Police Chief Inspector Alex Anderson told the court presided over by Mr Osei Kwame Gyamfi that the victim, Kwaku Acheampong, lived at Hwidiem whilst the accused and his accomplices, now at large, were farmers living at Amamfrom, near Goaso.

He said at about 1400 hours on December 11, last year, the accused and two others requested the victim to send them from Goaso to Hwidiem.

Police Chief Inspector Anderson said the victim obliged but on the way he was attacked and shot on his left shoulder while they took the money and the taxi away.

He said the victim was rescued by some passengers returning from Kumasi and sent to Goaso Government Hospital where he was admitted and discharged three weeks later.

Police Chief Inspector Anderson said on January 26, this year, the victim spotted the accused at Hwidiem and informed the police who immediately arrested him and after investigations charged with the offence.

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