Unemployed in court for robbery

Accra Bright Nyarko, a 19-year old unemployed, was on Tuesday put before an Accra Circuit Court on the charges of conspiracy to commit crime and robbery.

Bright was said to have conspired with three others now at large and robbed one Rexford Sackitey of his three laptops and three mobile phones, and one Charity Sackitey of her galaxy mobile phone, one gold wedding ring, one Ipad and an amount of GH4,500.00.

He pleaded not guilty to both charges and was remanded by the court presided over by Mr Aboagye Tandoh to reappear on June 6.

Presenting the facts of the case, Superintendent Kweku Bempah told the court that, the complainants are Rexford Sackitey and Charity Sackitey who are husband and wife and residents at Teshie Link road.

He said on February 17, at about 0200 hours four armed men broke into their private residence, tied Rexford with a rope and subjected him to severe beatings, amidst threat of death.

He said they also took Charity to the various rooms in the house where they ransacked them and stole the items aforementioned.

The prosecution said the four not satisfied forcibly had sexual intercourse with Charity and thereafter compelled her to drive them in her vehicle to the nearest Ecobank and Cal Bank Automated Teller Machines points and further forced her to withdraw an amount of GH4,500.00.

Superintendent Bempah said on April 26, Charity identified Bright at Teshie and alerted the Police where he was arrested.

Source: Ghana News Agency