Driver remanded for threatening to kill businessman

An Accra circuit court on Thursday remanded a 39-year-old taxi driver for allegedly threatening to kill a businessman, at Amasaman in the Greater Accra Region.


Jesus Nii Odoi Yamoh, who was also charged with possession of a gun without lawful authority, use of narcotic and causing unlawful damage, denied the charges and is to reappear before the court on January 7, 2019.


His two accomplices are currently on the run.


Police Chief Inspector Victor Dooso told the court presided by Mr Aboagye Tandoh that Yamoh lived at Peace Village near Amasaman whilst the complainant Nii Amu Doodo, lives at Suwotuom in Accra.


The court heard that on October 10, this year, the prosecution witness went to survey a family land at Peace Village and Yamoh and two others traced him to the place.


Chief Insp Dooso said when the complainant got to a section of Peace Village, Yamoh fired gunshots at the complainant’s car, but he escaped, though bullets penetrated the vehicle.


Prosecution said Yamoh was arrested at his hideout, and when a search was carried out in his room, a foreign pistol, five rounds of ammunitions and used wrapper of substance, suspected to be Indian hemp was found.


Chief Insp Dooso said Yamoh in his caution statement said he got the gun from one Mohammed for landguard purposes, and the suspected drug was used in treating his illness.


Counsel of accused pleaded with the court to grant Yamoh bail as he would avail himself for trial, besides he was a responsible husband, but the plea was dismissed by the court. – GNA

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