The circuit court at Dormaa-Ahenkro in the Bono Region has remanded two suspects into prison custody for conspiracy to commit crime and robbery.
Collins Baffour Gyasi, 22, a driver, and Richard Appiah Marfo, 30, a mechanic, pleaded not guilty to the charges, and would reappear on Wednesday, May 11,
Police Inspector (P/Inspt.) Emmanuel Asare told the court, presided over by Mr Samuel DjanieKotey that the complainant, an auto mechanic, resided at ‘Magazine’, a suburb of Dormaa-Ahenkro, while both suspects lived at Gambia Number Two, in the Asunafo North Municipality of the Ahafo Region.
The court heard that on Friday, April 22, this year, the complainant gave GH¢10,000 to his wife, Abigail Yeboah, to be deposited at a bank and left for work.
InspAsaresaid later complainant had a telephone call that accused had entered his hardware shop on the Dormaa-Ahenkro-Nkrankwanta road to stealhis money.
He said accused riding an unregistered motorbike alighted and entered the shop after the complainant’s wife had left the place in the care of her son,Ofori-Mensah, aged 10, to enable the woman take her other child to the hospital.
InspAsaresaid when first accused, Gyasi,entered the shop, he asked of the price of a rubber bucket-sized paint, and also requested for the phone number of the complainant.
Prosecution said whileOfori-Mensah was writing the phone number of complainant for first accused, he opened amoney drawer, took GH¢4,030and attempted to run away.
InspAsare said Ofori-Mensahheld Gyasiand shouted for help, but first accused hit him on the face with his elbow and jumped on the motorbike and together with second accused sped off.
P/Inspt. Asare stated that some young men, chased accused,arrest them, retrieved the cash and handed them over to the police. – GNA