The accused, Karim Ayamega’s plea was not taken and he would re-appear before the Court on March 3, for further hearing.
Prosecuting, Detective Chief Inspector Oscar Amponsah told the Court, presided over by Mr Justice Emmanuel Bart-Plange Brew that the complainant, is a small-scale miner who lives at Hiawa-Bekwai, near Assankragwa in the Amenfi West District of the Western Region.
He said on January 28, around 1530 hours, the complainant was working at his mining site when the accused person went there and inquired from him whether one Alhaji, an excavator operator was around.
The prosecutor said the complainant told Ayamega to check from another mining firm since there was nobody by that name at the site.
According to the prosecutor, on the same day around 1930 hours, when the complainant and his workers were busy prospecting for gold, someone fired a gun shot at the person who was operating the mining firm’s excavator, but the bullet missed him narrowly.
The complainant called the police night patrol team who were then operating within the Assankrangwa Township. The police rushed to the place however, just as they were entering the mining site, they spotted Karim Ayamega coming out from the bush and arrested him.
Upon interrogation, Ayamega confessed that he lived in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region but his friends, Seth and Buyer, both at large, contacted him to assist them to rob the mining firm and some Chinese with a promise of paying him GHC1,000.00 after the operations.