Labourer Appears In Court For Robbery

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Michael Odartey Lamptey, a labourer on Thursday appeared before an Accra Circuit Court for robbing one Dabou Kofi of his Royal motorbike worth GH₡ 3,000.00, at Kokrobite, on December 21, 2016.

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He pleaded not guilty to the charge and was remanded by the court presided over by Mrs Abena Adjin Doku Oppong, to reappear on January 19.

Prosecuting, Police Chief Inspector Adu told the court that the complainant, Dobou Kofi, is a motorbike rider, living at Mallam, near Weija while the accused, is a Labourer residing at Kokrobite.

He said on the day in question at about 1900 hours, the accused person went to Odorkor and asked for the service of the complainant to take him to Kokrobite.

The accused told the complainant that payment would be made by his brother at Kokrobite.

The prosecution said the accused person directed the complainant to the outskirt of Kokrobite where two accomplices who were waiting, pulled a pistol whilst the accused person stabbed the complainants lower abdomen with a knife and made away with his motorbike.

He told the court that the police saw Michael pushing an unregistered motorbike to a mechanic workshop. The Police challenged him to provide the ignition key and documents covering the motorbike but he failed and was arrested and detained.

Mr Adu said on the same day, the complainant came to identify the motorbike as his and also the accused person as the one who stabbed and robbed him of his bike.

He said during investigation, it was discovered that, the electrical wires were found to have been joined to serve as the starter in absence of the key. The registration number plate was later retrieved from Michael, which matched the complainant”s documents.

He said Michael later admitted the offence in his caution statement.
GNA

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