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Court remands driver over robbery

An Accra circuit court has remanded a 32-year-old driver, Mawunya Yevuyibor, into police custody charged with robbery.

Yevuyibor has denied conspiring with five others to commit the crime and will make his next appearance on July 16, 2019.

Meanwhile, five of his accomplices of which he had named only as Haddy, are now at large.

Prosecuting, Police Chief Inspector William Kojo Boateng told the court presided by Mrs Ruby Naa Aryeteey that Ms Mercy Kpartey, the complainant is a security officer at the Sterling Protection Service Limited located at the North Industrial Area in Accra.

He said Yevuyibor is a driver and a squatter at Klagon near Ashaiman in the Greater Accra Region.

Chief Insp Boateng said on April 20, this year, at about 11:40pm, the complainant was at post when three men approached her and forcibly tied her hands, sealed her mouth with cellotape and locked her up in one of the company’s offices.

Prosecution said the group also took her Techno cellular phone, valued at GHȼ400.00, and broke into the company’s warehouse, and stole an unspecified number of assorted home appliances, including 17 GN plasma television sets and 12 GN television sets, all valued at GHȼ43,800.00 and parked them into a vehicle.

He said a complaint was lodged with the Tesano Police, and the accused was arrested on April 24, by the Klagon Police upon a tip-off.

Chief Insp Boateng said a search conducted in his wooden kiosk led to the retrieval of two GN television sets.

Prosecution said during investigations, Yevuyibor told police he had conveyed four men together with 14 television sets from the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, Accra Junction, to Klagon at a fee of GHȼ250.00, but failed to lead police to them.

Chief Insp Boateng told the police that he had kept the three television sets from the four others in order that they paid the fare as they did not have enough money to pay him.

He said, however, police investigations had revealed that Yevuyibor had engaged Haddy to convey the exhibits to an unknown destination. – GNA

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