Three alleged armed robbers were remanded into police custody by the Accra Circuit Court yesterday.
They were arrested while in a taxi on their way from Accra to see a herbalist at Akim Oda, for treatment for one of them with a gunshot wound.
Kwabena Adomako, a driver’s mate (the injured) Richard Annor and Kwasi Danso,both drivers, all pleaded not guilty to the charge of robbery, and the judge, Mr. Aboagye Tandoh, remanded them into custody until September 22.
Chief Inspector Kwabena Adu prosecuting, told the court that the accused who lived at Ashaiman and Tema, embarked on a robbery expedition at Madina and its environs on August 9, in an urvan bus, with registration number GW 9470X, driven by Annor, (2nd Accused).
According to the prosecutor, the accused told the police that an unknown masked man who suspected their movement when they got to the Madina Social Welfare area, fired at them in the vehicle and the bullet hit Kwabena Adomako in his knee, but they managed to escape.
He said Annor and Danso, decided to take Adomako to Asuboa, a village near Akim-Oda, to receive herbal treatment.
Chief Inspector Adu said police personnel on duty at the Asanteman Barrier, near Oda, intercepted the Nissan Almera taxi, with registration number GR 2374-13, which they were using, and found Adomako in a pool of blood.
Suspicious, the police arrested them and took Adomako to the Oda Government Hospital where the pellet was removed from his knee.
They were later transferred to the Greater Accra Regional Criminal Investigations Department and during interrogation, it came to light that the three accused had been operating with eight other persons (now at large) to rob shops in Accra, Tema and their surrounding communities.
By Castro Zangina-Tong