6 remanded for robbery

Six people, including a woman, have been remanded by a Kumasi Circuit Court for robbing a petrol station.

Emmanuel Ampabeng, (alias “Shole”), Kofi Gyimah, (alias “Barima Yena”), Kofi Nti, (alias “Eto”), Kwadwo Owusu, (alias “Buggie”), Richard Kwabena Kyere (alias “Thunder”) and Kate Appiah, (alias “Maame K”) have been charged with conspiracy to commit crime and robbery.

They pleaded not guilty and would be brought to court again tomorrow.

Police Chief Superintendent Emmanuel A. Akunnor told the court, presided by Mrs. Mary Nsenkyire, that at dawn on May 12, the accused, armed with guns, attacked the Petroland Filling Station at Nkoranza, near Kumasi, beat up the attendants and made away GH¢11,200.00 and a car battery.

The incident, he said, occurred at dawn of May 12.

The prosecution said the group broke into a shop at Asenua in the Kwabre East District, two weeks after the attack on the filling station, and made away with an amount of GH¢6,583.00.

They had earlier inflicted deep cutlass wounds on the security man, Mohammed Halidu, leaving him unconscious.

Chief Supt. Akunnor said the accused were arrested through the joint effort of the Asokwa police and the Counter Terrorist Unit.

Two vehicles – BMW and Toyota Corolla, and safe boxes, iron bars, steel cutter and chisels, were retrieved from them. GNA

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