Two remanded for robbery

By Hafsa Obeng, GNA    

Accra, April 10, GNA – Two persons were on Monday remanded by an Accra Circuit Court for conspiring and robbing a man of his two mobile phones at Odorkor in Accra.

Shiabu Annan and Ali Moro were said to have conspired and robbed one Felix Narh of his Samsung mobile phone worth GH¢300.00 and one Nokia Mobile phone worth GH¢250.00.

They both pleaded not guilty to the charges but were remanded by the court presided over by Mr Aboagye Tandoh to reappear on April 19.

Prosecuting, Police Chief Inspector Kwabena Adu said the complainant, Felix is an embossment operator and resides at Tweneboah, Odorkor, while Shaibu is an Electrician residing at Otaten and Ali is an Acrobatic and resides at Tweneboah.

He said on September 3, 2016, at about 1230 hours, the complainant was returning from a church programme and on reaching near Pentecost Church, at Tweneboah, the accused person attacked him with a knife and ordered him to surrender all his belongings or they would kill him.

The prosecution said the two then pounced on the complainant, subjected him to severe beatings and forcibly collected his two mobile phones. They searched his pocket but could not find any money and took to their heels.

Police Chief Inspector Adu said the complainant shouted for help, but did not get any, so he proceeded to the police station and lodged a formal complainant.

On September 4, at about 2030 hours, the complainant chanced on Shiabu at a spot close to the scene where he was attacked. He raised an alarm and was supported by good Samaritans and succeeded in arresting him to the police station.

He told the court that on March 24, Ali was arrested by the youth at Odorkor and handed over to the police.

During investigation, Ali admitted the offence and stated that they had sold the phone to one Prince at Odorkor, but they could not assist the police to the said purchaser.

GNA

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