Winneba (C/R) The Winneba District Magistrate Court presided over by Mr. Isaac Ohenebaa-Kuffoua has remanded a 32 year driver in prison custody for robbing under force pretence.
David Ntsiful Alias Kwoa Afful who lives in Gomoa Obuasi near Agona Swedru’s plea was not taken and he’s to re-appear before the court on 6th November 2018.
Narrating the fact of the case in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, Assistant Superintendent Police (ASP) Mr. Oppong Agyekum, Crime officer of the Winneba District Police Command said the complainant of the case is Evans Ato Asafua Jackson also a driver who lives in Winneba.
ASP Agyekum said on the 26th September, 2018 at about 22.30 hours the complainant came to the Winneba Police Station with multiple assaults marks on his body and reported that, he has been robbed of his red and yellow Hyundai 110 taxi cab, registration number GX 3117-18.
According to ASP Agyekum the complainant stated that while he was in charge of the said taxi cab at Winneba Junction, the accused person approached him and solicited his service to drive him to Osubonpayin a community in Effutu Municipality which he agreed.
He said on reaching a section of the road in-between Ateitu and Osubonpayin the accused person gave GH 20.00 to the complainant and told him that he will alight there.
He said that in the process of giving him his change of GH 5.00 to the accused person, he suddenly pulled out a sharp Knife, aimed it at his neck and ordered him to get down from the taxi.
The Crime officer said in an attempt to resist a scuffle ensued with the accused blowing powered pepper into his eyes and pushed h him out of the taxi and sped off.
He said fortunately, a colleague taxi driver appeared at the scene to help him.
According ASP Agyekum said October 3, Police acting upon a tip off, the accused person was arrested at New Edubiase in Ashanti Region, in an attempt to change the colour of the taxi.
The accused person admitted the offence in his cautioned statement, and said he was also a driver, and added that he decided to change the colour of the taxi for his personal used
Source: Ghana News Agency