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27.03.2009 Crime & Punishment

Thirteen Agbogboloshie youth remanded

By gna

Thirteen youth from Agbogboloshie Market in Accra who allegedly gave the Police a hectic time in arresting a suspected robber wanted for a series of robberies in the Accra metropolis were on Friday put before the Circuit Court in Accra.

They are charged with conspiracy, causing harm, stealing, use of offensive weapons and resisting arrest. They have pleaded not guilty.

The court, presided over by Mr D.E.K. Daketse remanded the accused

persons into prison custody to reappear on April 9.

The accused are Ben Fosu, Mohammed Mahee, Alhassan Fuseini, Shobiton

Femi, Lukeman Abu, Baba Abdulai and Nashiru Iddrisu.

The rest are Ibrahim Osman, Isahaku Kabiru, Mumuni Fatawu, Issah Iddi, Haruna Fatawu and Mohammed Mashid.

Chief Inspector J.K. Anim said at about 2200 hours on March 24 the

Police had a tip-off that a suspect, Yaw Amankwah, who was wanted for a

series of robberies in Accra had been seen at a hideout at Kokomba Market

in Accra.
The prosecution said Lance Corporal Karim Briamah, Lance Corporal

Gilbert Agaa and Lance Corporal Solomon Awumadek of the Criminal Investigations Department of the Police Service were therefore detailed to arrest Amankwah.

The prosecution said while escorting the suspected robber, the accused persons blocked the way with clubs, sticks, cutlasses and other offensive weapons and assaulted the three police personnel.

The accused persons further inflicted cutlass wounds on the heads of

Lance Corporal Agaa and Lance Corporal Awumadek.
The prosecution said a reinforcement team saved the three men. The prosecutor said during the incident, two mobile phones and money totalling GH¢150 belonging to Lance Corporal Agaa were stolen.