Two men remanded for robbing car dealer

Two Koforidua -based middle aged men, who allegedly robbed a “home- used” car dealer, of K&K Motors, Tesano, Accra, of his unregistered Toyota 4 Runner at gun point, were yesterday remanded in police custody by the Accra Circuit Court “One”.

Mr Yaw Kumah Williams, a washing bay operator and Mr Abdulai Moro also known as ‘Go- Slow’ driver further stole an amount of GH¢2,700.00 and an iPhone 7 plus valued at GH¢3,500.00 from the victim.

Also, remanded was a DVLA “Goroboy”, Mr. Mark Tambro popularly called “two hours,” for securing a fake registered number plate GT 4857-17 to facilitate the free movement of the vehicle.

They, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges of conspiracy to rob and robbery, and were remanded by Mr. Aboagye Tandoh until July,27, 2017.

The police have embarked on a search for three of the robbers who are currently on the run.

They are, Alhassan Sulley also called ‘Akwei Allah’, Eric Okrah and Kwame.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) George Amegah told the court that the complainant who is a businessman was attacked by the accused on June 16, 2017 at about 8:00 pm when he arrived at his residence at Amasaman in an unregistered Toyota 4 Runner with chassis number JTEBU5JR8A5025462 and a trade plate number DP 6487C.

He said that when the victim entered his walled compound and was about to close the gate, two unmasked men including Yaw Kumah Williams also known as Wofa Yaw wielding an AK 47 Assault rifle with the other person also holding a pistol attacked Mr. Anim.

The prosecutor said that the first accused (Yaw Kumah) pointed his gun at the victim and fired but the bullet failed to discharge because it was defective.

“That act cowed and prevented the complainant from resisting in anyway. Consequently, the two robbers boarded his car and bolted with it and other property therein”, he said.

According to DSP Amegah, the victim reported the case to the police and on June 20, 2017, at about 9:00 am someone saw the car and detected that a fake registered licensed plate number GT 4857-17, had been embossed on it at Abeka Lapaz area.

He said that, the person (witness) with the help of the police intercepted the car and arrested its occupants including Yaw Kumah Williams, Abdulai Moro (accused) together with a potential buyer and his mechanic.

Mr. Anim, during investigations identified the first accused (Yaw Kumah) as one of the robbers who pointed the weapon at him and fired, whilst the rest held his brother, Andrew Forkah captive and succeeded in the robbery.

It later emerged that, Mark Tambro, (3rd accused), Alhassan Sulley (4th accused) and Eric Okrah (5th accused) were members of a syndicate who purchased stolen vehicles.

The prosecutor said that during the arrest of the 3rd accused (Mark) a red Toyota Corolla with a fake registration number GN 2236-17,was recovered from him and it was also revealed that he was the one who secured the fake number plate so as to see to the disposal of the cars.

 By: Castro-Zangina-Tong

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