2 Caged For Robbery

Two persons were on Tuesday remanded by an Accra circuit court for conspiring with another person, now at large, and robbing two persons of their personal belongings and monies.

Samuel Adjako, 19-year-old mason and Benjamin Adu Asante Attah, 18-year-old apprentice driver, were said to have conspired with one Kwadwo, now at large.

The gang allegedly robbed one Rosemary and Linda Kugblenu of one Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge mobile phone worth GH¢3,000.00, a jewelry box containing assorted jewelries worth GH¢590.00, an amount of GH¢3,410.00 and a susu box containing an unspecified amount of money at gunpoint in their house.

They pleaded not guilty to the charges but were remanded by the court presided over by Aboagye Tandoh, to reappear on February 27.

Prosecuting, Deputy Superintendent of Police Patience Mario told the court that the complainants are pharmacy technician and a police officer resident in the same house at Abokobi in the Greater Accra Region. Samuel Adjako is a mason residing at the area and Benjamin Adu Asante Attah is a driver at Teiman.



DSP Mario said on January 28 at about 1240 hours, Samuel and Benjamin, armed with a cutlass and a locally manufactured pistol, entered the house of the victims and forcibly took away the items.

She said before entering the house, Benjamin was masked in a hood whilst Samuel and Kwadwo were not.

The prosecutor said the accused persons entered the room whilst their accomplice was kept outside the main gate to keep vigilance and alert of any intruder during the operation.

Linda managed to escape, leaving Rosemary at the mercy of the accused persons.

DSP Patience Mario said Samuel, who saw Rosemary naked in bed, was said to have attempted to rape her but was prevented from doing so by Benjamin so that they could escape.

She told the court that on February 3, at about 1330 hours, Samuel was seen in the vicinity, identified by Rosemary and he was subsequently arrested.

She said in the course of investigations, Samuel mentioned Benjamin and Kwadwo as his accomplices.

Benjamin was also arrested on February 4.

In their caution statements, Samuel stated that he together with his accomplices had been partners in crime, robbing people at Oyarifa and Abokobi for the past two years.

The prosecution said investigations led to the retrieval of the exhibits from an uncompleted building.

GNA

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