2 remanded for allegedly robbing nurse of car, phone
The Accra Circuit Court remanded in police custody two persons for allegedly robbing a nurse of her vehicle and mobile phone.
The accused, Michael Mensah, aka “Ayellow,” an unemployed man, and Jerry MagloSenam, an Okada rider, are jointly held for conspiracy to commit crime and robbery.
They were believed to have supposedly robbed their victim of her Toyota Corolla, valued at GH¢150,000 and an iPhone valued at GH¢3,500.
The accused also took from the nurse her Samsung S10 mobile phone, valued at GH¢3,200, Brazilian hair, valued at GH¢50,000, and other personal effects.
Meanwhile, their accomplices, Abdul Salam Dauda, a scrap dealer, Abdul Aziz Salisu, a trader, George Kwame Azuma, a car dealer, Sadat Mohammed, a scrap dealer, and Eric Bawa, aka “Jupitar,” an Okada rider, were also charged with dishonestly receiving.
One of the accomplices, only named, “Sixty-Four,” is at large, and all the accused have pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Mr Samuel Ofori, Counsel for four of the accused, prayed for bail for his clients, saying they were not fright risk because they came to court on their own after they were granted police enquiry bail.
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Emmanuel Haliga, prosecuting, did not object to the bail applications, but prayed the court to give them conditions that would compel them to always appear before it for trial.
He said Mensah and Senam did not have a fixed place of abode because they were not able to provide any house numbers to the police.
ASP Haliga said Senam is a Togolese and there was no guarantee that if granted bail, he will appear before court and prayed for his remanded.
The court presided over by Mrs Evelyn Asamoah, therefore remanded Mensah and Senam into police custody, and granted bail to the others in the sum of GH¢150,000 each with three sureties each.
The court directed that two of the sureties each should be gainfully employed.
Prosecution was also directed by the court to file and serve all disclosures and witness statements before the next adjourned date, May 2, 2023.
The court heard that MsEfua Bryan, a nurse, resides at Gbawe, while accused were residents of Accra.
The prosecution said the complainant was returning home from town and on reaching the CP Event Centre taxi rank, she noticed that two young men on a motorbike were trailing her, but she escaped their track.
The court heard that when got home and attempted to open the gate, Mensah and Senam pounced on her, and threatened to harm her if she did not surrender the vehicle and it’s content to them.
Prosecution said for fear of her life, the nurse ran into the compound screaming for help, and Mensah and Senam bolted with the complainant’s vehicle, which contained personal belongings. -GNA