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11.08.2009 Crime & Punishment

Student remanded for robbery

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Accra Aug. 11, GNA - A 20-year old student who failed to pay for the services of a taxi driver and rather robbed him of his mobile phone and daily sales on Monday appeared before an Accra Circuit Court charged with robbery.

Roland Delali Tengeh's plea was not taken.
The court remanded him to reappear in a month's time.

This was after the Prosecutor Chief Inspector Ben Darfour had told the court that the Police was forwarding a duplicate docket to the Attorney General's Department for advice because of the charges preferred against Tengeh.

The prosecution told the court presided over by Mrs. Ivy Heward Mills that Mr. Samuel Kofi Boateng, the complainant is a taxi driver who rides at West Legon, whiles Tengeh lives at Amanfrom, near Pokuase in Accra .

On July 16, this year, Tengah asked Mr. Boateng to send him to Amanfrom, near Pokuase.

On reaching a section of the road at Amanform, Mr. Boateng saw a pool of water in the middle of the road and told Tengah that he would not be able to drive through the water so he (Tengah) should pay him seven Ghana cedis.

Tengah agreed and in his bid to remove money from his school bag, pulled out a knife and ordered the complainant to hand over his daily sales and a Nokia mobile phone.

Prosecution said Mr. Boateng who became terrified obliged and as soon as Tengey got hold of his booty, bolted.

The Prosecutor said Mr. Boateng did not report the incident to the Police but on 21 July, this year, he (Mr. Boateng) spotted Tengeh at the Achimota taxi Rank looking for a vehicle to Amanfrom.

Mr. Boateng raised an alarm and Tengeh was arrested. During Tengeh's arrest, Mr. Boateng insisted that his bag should be search because it contained a knife.

When the bag was search, the knife was retrieved. Tengeh was handed over to the Police Patrol Team.


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