3 in police custody over impersonation, robbery

 Three per­sons, accused of impersonation and robbery have been remanded by the Accra Circuit Court.

They allegedly posed as military, police and a police investigator and robbed a woman, one of the victims, of GH¢4,950.

Isaac Amejor, Michael Baffour, alias Mike, and Muntakilu Saddick, allegedly dressed as military man, policeman and a police (Criminal Investigation Department person­nel), respectively.

They have been charged with conspiracy, impersonation, rob­bery, preparation to commit crime, restriction on the use of military uniform and equipment and being on premises for unlawful purpose.

They pleaded not guilty to all the charges and would reappear before court on May 23, 2023.

The court ordered prosecution to file disclosures latest by May 17, 2023, and serve the accused.

The court heard that Amejor was dismissed from the Ghana Police Service, Baffour resigned from the Ghana Army in 2014, and Mutakilu, who was a trader at Kantamanto, in Accra, but aban­doned his trading.

The prosecution said Amejor and Baffour resided at Kasoa, in the Central Region, and Muntaki­lu resided at Asamankese in the Eastern Region.

The court heard that the three became friends and formed a robbery syndicate that targeted in­nocent citizens, who visited banks and other financial institutions to transact business.

The prosecution said the gang hired taxi to take them around, to monitor clients, who went to banks to withdraw money.

The court heard that Mutaki­lu posed as a detective dressed in casual wear, entered banking halls, and describe clients to his accomplices, who hired taxi to trail victims.

The prosecution said during their operations, Amejor, who unlawfully dressed in police attire, alighted from the taxi (car), confront clients and tell them they were under arrest.

Baffour, on the other hand, unlawfully dressed in military uniform, joined his colleagues and forced the victims into a hired taxi, making such victims believe that they were employees of the Ghana Police, and Ghana Army.

The gang, according to prose­cution, ordered the driver to move the taxi immediately as they direct­ed him (driver) on routes to use.

The court heard that in the pro­cess, the gang robbed victims of their monies and pushed them out of the vehicle, adding that accused used the internet to track bank customers. —GNA

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