Shaibu Annan, an electrician and his accomplice, Ali Imoro, also known as Survivor, an acrobat, were remanded in police custody by Accra Circuit Court “One” for allegedly robbing an embossment operator.
The accused attacked Mr. Felix Narh with a knife when he was returning from a church programme at about 12:30am in September 3, 2016, and ordered him to surrender the money on him and his mobile phones else he would be killed.
Chief Inspector Kwabena Adu said that the suspect pounced on the complainant and subjected him to beatings and collected his Samsung and Nokia mobile phone, all valued at GH¢550.00 and ran away.
Annan and Imoro pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy and robbery, and the court presided by Mr. Aboagye Tandoh remanded them until April 19, 2017.
The prosecutor said that Annan was seen by the victim in September 4, 2016, at about 8:30pm at a spot near where he was robbed, and raised the alarm, leading to his arrest.
On March 24, 2017, the youth arrested Imoro at Odorkor, a suburb of Accra, and handed him over to the police.
Chief Inspector Adu said that the accused admitted the offence during investigations, and told the police that they had sold the phones.
By Castro Zangina-Tong