Trader remanded for robbery

A trader, who attacked four houses in succession at Ashongman Estates in the Greater Accra Region, and robbed the occupants of their various items at gunpoint, was remanded in police custody by the Accra Circuit Court “One” last Thursday.

Dickson Ofori claimed he bought the pistol he used to rob the victims from someone at Alavanyo in the Volta Region.

He, however, pleaded not guilty to charges of attempting to commit crime, robbery and causing harm.

The prosecutor, Superintendent of Police, Mrs. Patience Mario, told the court presided by Mr. Aboagye Tandoh that the accused in the course of the robbery at about 1:30 and 3am on December 6, 2017, shot Mr. Emmanuel Adebisi and Ms. Christabel Sedinam, but they mustered courage, arrested and disarmed him before handing him over to the police.

The court heard that Ofori attempted to enter the Atiwa Guest House, and continued to the other houses where he robbed Jerry Arinze, Godson Darko, Yussif Fuseini (a security guard of Abba Ponenna Court), as well as Emmanuel and Christabel of their mobile phones, laptops, wrist watch, 4G modem and unspecified amount of money.

Supt. Mario said that Dickson Ofori admitted the offence during investigations and told the police that he bought the locally manufactured pistol from Alavanyo for his “one man operation.”

Mr. Tandoh  remanded Ofori in police custody until December 28, 2017.

By  Castro Zangina-Tong   

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