Crime

Suspected robber with gunshot wounds remanded

An Accra circuit court yesterday remanded one Joseph Kumah, who received gunshot wounds during a robbery expedition at Manet off the Spintex road in Accra.

Kumah was exposed when he went to the 37 military Hospital for treatment of his wounds on his mouth, jaw and neck, and his accomplice is currently on the run.

Kumah pleaded not guilty to the charges, and the court adjourned the case to march 19. 

Prosecuting, Superintendent of Police Patience Mario told the court presided by Mr Aboagye Tandoh, that the complainant is David Sackey.

Sup Mario said accused was arrested when the medical officer attending to him noticed that his wounds were as a result of gunshots and handed him over to the police.

Kumah denied the charges of unlawful entry, stealing and robbing Sackey of his laptop computer, six mobile phones, digital camera, power bank, all valued at GHȻ12,000.00.

Sup Mario said Sackey, a technician, live at Manet village on the Spintex road while Kumah lived at Teshie, all in Accra.

The prosecution said on February 2, 2018, at 2am, Kumah and his accomplice armed with cutlasses and a screw driver, stormed the house of the complainant, used the screw driver to push the sliding door opened and entered the room and stole the items.

Sup Mario said during the break-in, Sackey armed with a pump action gun fired at the robbers, but two of them escaped with the booty, but Kumah was wounded.

The prosecution said Kumah went to seek medical attention and the police was alerted leading to his arrest. –  GNA

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