3 robbery suspects remanded
Three suspects, who appeared before the Tarkwa Circuit Court on Wednesday, following alleged robbery at gold buying shop, have been remanded in police custody for three weeks.
They allegedly robbed the KK Gold Buying Shop at Akoon in the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipality of money and gold worth about GH¢613,000.
They were charged with conspiracy and robbery.
The pleas of Fataw Awudu, 42, Ghanaian, Samuel Amaechi Kingsley, 47, Togolese, and Ezekiel Stephen Oghenakaro, 45, Nigerian, were, not taken.
They are expected to reappear before the court, presided over by Mrs Hathie Ama Manu, on May 24.
Prosecution said the police at Tarkwa received information that a gang of armed robbers on three motorcycles, welding weapons, had attacked and robbed a gold buying shop.
The court heard that the police went to the scene but, on arrival, they realised that the robbers had fled with a sack containing money and gold worth about GH¢613,000.
The prosecution said the robbers, on seeing the police, started firing at them, and the police returned fire.
However, sensing danger, the robbers abandoned their motorcycles and the sack containing the money and absconded.
The Police Intelligence Department and the patrol team, with support of some members of the community arrested the suspects.
The prosecution said the sack containing GH¢397,190 and the three motorcycle have been retrieved by the police.
The court heard that the police was investigating the case to apprehend the accomplices of the suspects, believed to have escaped with over 100 pounds of gold. – GNA