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Court remands unemployed for robbery

By Hafsa
Obeng, GNA

Accra, Aug. 9, GNA – An Accra Circuit Court on
Wednesday remanded one Richard Osei, unemployed for robbing one Kwadwo Fosu of
his motorbike.

Richard pleaded not guilty to the charge and
was remanded by the court, presided over by Mr Aboagye Tandoh to reappear on
August 23.

The facts of the case as presented by Police
Chief Inspector Kwabena Adu was that the complainant is a trader who sells
phones at Kaneshie, and lives at Mataheko, while the accused person is
unemployed and lives at Abossey Okai.

He said on July 31, at about 1900 hours, the
complainant was confronted by the accused person at his residence over his unregistered
motorbike.

He threatened to forcibly take the bike away
if the complainant failed to give him money.

He said the complainant gave the accused
person Ghc10.00 to avoid any confrontation with him.

Having collected the money, Richard pleaded
with the complainant to take him on the bike to Abbosey Okai which he obliged.

Richard insisted to drive the bike, while the
complainant sat behind him.

On reaching a section of the Abossey Okai
spare parts market, Richard with intent to rob the complainant of his bike,
pulled a jack knife on him and threatened him to get down from the bike, or
else he would stab him.

Police Chief Inspector Adu said, Richard
stabbed the complainant with the knife on his upper left arm and later pushed
him down. The bike’s engine suddenly went off making it difficult for him to
start so the accused was compelled to push it.

He told the court that, the complainant then
followed Richard and shouted for help but there was on one, so Richard pick a stick
and assaulted him severely, and left afterwards.

The complainant did not lose hope, but pursued
Richard and on reaching the Abossey Okai Central Mosque area, he spotted him at
a distance still pushing the bike so he shouted for help again.

The prosecution said some men around assisted
the complainant to arrest Richard, who was later handed over to a police
officer who appeared at the scene and was subsequently sent to the Old Fadama
Police Station.

He said a complaint was lodged and the
complainant was issued with a police medical form to attend hospital for
treatment and after investigations the accused was charged before court.

GNA

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