Driver remanded for attempting to rob colleague of car

An Accra circuit court has remanded Jacob Soku, a driver, for alleged attempt to commit robbery at Amasaman, in the Ga West metropolis.

The accused pleaded not guilty and would appear again on October 10.

Prosecuting, Chief Inspector K. Adu told the court that the complainant was a driver and lives at Ashalaja in the metropolis.

He said on September 20, while the complainant was working, he was stopped by the accused at Obeyeyie.

He said the accused told the complainant that his sister was sick at Obeyeyie Boosu area and wanted him to send her to the hospital.

Chief Inspt Adu said as the complainant moved towards the Boosu direction, the accused, who sat by the complainant at the front seat began making telephone calls.

“On their way, they saw another man whom the accused claimed is the husband of the sick person and requested the complainant to pick him,” the court heard.

Chief Inspt Adu said when they reached an isolated area, the complainant sensing danger told the accused he did not want to continue the journey.

Chief Inspt Adu said the so called husband of the sick person, however, alighted from the vehicle and was going to bring the wife, but few minutes later, accused attacked the complainant and ordered him to leave the car.

“The complainant managed to free himself from the accused and raised the alarm and some people helped him to arrest the accused,” he added.

When the police carried out a search on accused a knife was found in his pocket.

He admitted the offence in his cautioned statement, adding that he conspired with one Ismaila the so called husband to rob the complainant of his car.





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