Court remands carpenter for robbery

Accra- An Accra Circuit Court on Friday remanded Kofi Amorin, a carpenter into Police custody for alleged robbery.

The accused pleaded not guilty and would reappear on February 23.

Chief Inspector K. Adu told the court that the complainant is a trader who resides in Tarkwa, in the Western Region.

He said on February 8, at about 04:30 hours the complainant arrived from Tarkwa and alighted at Tudu bus stop in Accra.

The Prosecution said the complainant removed a white envelope containing the sum of GH 1,110.00 cash from her handbag to put it into her brazier but accused together with two accomplices, yet to be arrested came from nowhere, confronted and attacked her.

He said the accused held the complainant’s right hand and forcibly attempted to collect the envelope, but during that struggle the envelope tore into two parts.

The accused managed to take part of the money amounting to GH 700.00 and bolted with his accomplices.

Chief Inspector Adu said a security officer, who witnessed the incident called the Police hotline and with the assistance of a Police Patrol Team, the accused was arrested a few metres from the scene.

He mentioned Alhassan and Disco as his accomplices.

Source: Ghana News Agency