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19 June 2017 | Social News

Court remands two over robbery

Court remands two over robbery

Accra, June 19, GNA - An Accra Circuit Court has remanded Bright Amuzu, a teacher and Prosper Owusu, a mason into police custody for allegedly conspiring to commit crime, robbery and causing harm.

The two pleaded not guilty to the charges and would reappear on June 29.

Prosecuting, Chief Inspector K. Adu told the court presided over by Aboagye Tandoh that the complainant in the case was a taxi driver.

He said on March 23, at about 2100 hours accused in the company of one other, now at large hired the services of the complainant, who was driving a Kia taxi from the Tetteh Quarshie interchange to Pantang.

He said on reaching Pantang junction, the accused persons armed with knives lured the complainant to a quiet dark area, where they attacked and stabbed him on the right side of the chest and threatened to kill him and succeeded in snatching the taxi and sped off.

The Prosecution said on April 14, the accused persons together with others were arrested in an armed robbery incident and detained at the Adenta Police station.

On April 24, an identification parade was conducted at the premises of the Adenta District Police Headquarters where the complainant identified the two as those, who robbed him.

Accused persons in their caution statement denied the offence. GNA

By Morkporkpor Anku, GNA