2 remanded over robbery at East Legon

Two young men who are alleged to have forcefully entered the room of a married couple at East Legon, Accra, and robbed them of their foreign and local currencies at gun point, have been remanded into police custody by the Accra Circuit Court “One”, until April 18.

James Tetteh, unemployed and Emmanuel Kelly, an electrician, climbed a fence wall and entered the yard of Mr. Paa Gyimah Genfi and his wife, Emelia Addae Genfi, forced their bedroom door open and took US$19,950.00, 5,000 Euros, 900 Pounds Sterling, GH¢8,000.00, three mobile phones, one IPad, a box containing jewelry and other items.

Through a tracking device stored in the iPhone of one of the victims and with the support of an eye witness, the police were able to track and arrest the accused in their hideout but their accomplices managed to escape.

The prosecutor, Chief Inspector Kwabena Adu, told the court presided over by Mr. Aboagye Tandoh, that, a search conducted in the room of Joseph Kpakpo Allotey, an accomplice, led to the recovery of US$19.950.00, 900 Pound Sterling, 5,000 Euros, GH¢410.00, three mobile phones, one IPad and the box of jewelry.

Chief Insp. Adu said that both Tetteh (1st accused) and Kelly (2nd accused) lived at Madina whilst the victims resided at East Legon.

He explained that on March 30, at about 1:50 a.m., the accused climbed the fence wall and entered the yard of the couple’s house at the time when they were asleep.

Chief Insp. Adu said that they used an implement to remove the burglar proof of a window, entered the building, climbed upstairs and used a big stone to hit the complainants’ bedroom door forcing it open.

At a gun point, the accused ordered the victims to lie on the floor and robbed them of the above-mentioned cash and items, but were later apprehended by the help of police through a tracking device fixed in one of the sophisticated mobile phones.

Tetteh and Kelly, however, pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit crime and robbery.

 By Castro Zangina-Tong 

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