Bridegroom remanded

Aaron Ackah, the bridegroom, who was arrested on Saturday by the police at a wedding ceremony at the Aldergate Methodist Church, West Anaji, at Takoradi, was yesterday remanded by a Prestea District Magistrates Court, for his involvement in robberies in the area.

His plea was not taken and he was remanded in prisons custody for investigations to continue into cases which, according to police, involved other accomplices.

Ackah, 30, also known as Damoah, would re-appear in court on May 3.

“This is not the first time, he has been arrested; he has another case with other persons which we are investigating.” The Prestea District Police Commander, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Timothy Dassah confirmed to The Ghanaian Times.

DSP Dassah said the  the Prestea District Court had issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Ackah and when the information of his escapades came to the police, he was arrested in Takoradi on Saturday.

DSP Dassah said on Saturday, April 2, Ackah was arrested on the suspicion of robbery, when he had just sealed his vows with his girlfriend, Rebecca Buah, on the altar of the Aldergate Methodist Church at Anaji in the Sekondi- Takoradi metropolis.

His lover collapsed as Ackah was whisked away by the police.

According to the police, Ackah and two others, allegedly attacked a Chinese worker with machetes and robbed him of GH¢18,000 at Aniamote, a village near Bogoso on Wednesday, March 30, 2016.

Two of his accomplices named Kwame Anuwith and Oppong, are at large.

During investigations, Ackah was identified by the victim and the police traced him to Takoradi, as he was set to marry his girlfriend.

“When Ackah was about to place the ring on the bride’s finger, the police entered the church and arrested him” the police added.

 From Clement Adzei Boye, Takoradi    

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