Crime

Trader remanded for robbery

The Nkawie circuit court has remanded into police custody a 20-year-old trader, who mounted a barrier at Bremang in Kumasi, and robbed people at gunpoint.

Ransford Takyi Boateng, and two other accomplices, who were at large, allegedly attacked and robbed three people of their mobile phones, cash and other personal belongings, during operations from September 9 to 12, this year.

His plea was not taken and he would reappear before the court presided by Mr Johnson Abbey on September 29.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Sylvanus Dalimeida told the court that Boateng and the accomplices robbed three people of their personal belongings at Bremang, a suburb of Kumasi.

He said the suspect was arrested when a taxi driver, who saw them snatching the bag of a victim,crashed his car into the motorcycle they were using to attack their victims.

DSP Boateng said the accomplices escaped and the police are on a manhunt for them. – GNA

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