Court remands car thief


A man accused of stealing a Toyota Corolla taxi from its driver, has been remanded in prison by a Kumasi Circuit Court, presided over by Mr. Ekow Mensah.

Bernard Agyemang, alias “Benghazi” is facing additional charge of stealing cash of GH¢480.00 and a mobile phone belonging to the victim.

He pleaded not guilty and was ordered to make his next appearance on Wednesday, July 05.

Police Chief Inspector Timothy Amoako told the court that the offence was committed on March 12.

The accused had engaged the services of the driver, Charles Oppong, to carry him in his taxi to the Kumasi Airport from Trede in the Atwima-Kwanwoma District.

On reaching Ahenema-Kokoben, Agyemang asked that they stopped at a pub, where he ordered a drink for himself and the victim.

The prosecution said moments after taking the drink, the driver lost consciousness and the accused fled with the car leaving him behind.

A colleague taxi driver, who chanced upon the victim, sent him to the Suntreso Government Hospital, where he was revived and a formal report was made to the police.

Police Chief Inspector Amoako said the driver identified Agyemang, when he was paraded alongside other suspected car snatchers, seized by the police.


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