Security Man remanded on robbery charge

Accra, An Accra Circuit Court on Wednesday remanded one Andrews Nii Noi Nortey, a Security Man, for robbing one Rebecca Mensah of her hand bag containing GH 2,200.00 and an Alcatel mobile phone, worth GH 300.00.

He pleaded not guilty to the charge, and was remanded by the court presided over by Mr Aboagye Tandoh, to reappear on May 15.

The facts of the case as presented by Police Chief Inspector Kwabena Adu was that, the complainant Rebecca Mensah is a trader staying at Mamprobi whist the accused Nii Nortey is a private security man at Ofankor.

He said on April 29 at about 0100 hours, the complainant was walking through Mamprobi Police Barracks to Padis Pub, Mamprobi, when the accused came closed to her, pulled a knife and threatened to stab her with it.

Inspector Adu said the accused then forcibly collected her handbag containing the above mentioned items and took to his heels.

The prosecution said the complainant raised an alarm and people around including Policemen chased the accused and arrested him.

Police Chief Inspector Adu said at the Charge Office when the accused was searched an amount of GH 530.00 was found on him which he said he took from the complainants bag.

He again said that some of the money fell whilst fleeing the scene, and that he threw the complainants bag and the knife he used to threatened her away.

He told the court that Andrews admitted the offence in his caution statement.

Source: Ghana News Agency