Two Stand Trial For Alleged Robbery

Two persons were, on Thursday, arraigned for conspiracy to commit crime, robbery, and for dishonestly receiving.


William Wilson was said to have conspired with one other, now at large, and robbed one Joseph Amoah Azumah of his Dell Laptop computer, valued at Ghc 1,100.00, one Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime phone, valued at Ghc 709.00, one Samsung tablet valued at Ghc 950.00 and GHc 3,700.00 cash.

courtOsman Alhassan was also said to have dishonestly received, one Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime phone, valued at Ghc 709.00, belonging to Joseph.

They both pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Court, presided over by Mr Aboagye Tandoh, granted Osman a bail in the sum of Ghc 3,000.00, with two sureties, one to be a public or civil servant, while William was remanded.

The case has been adjourned to March 18, for trial.

Earlier the Prosecution, Police Chief Inspector Kwabena Adu, told the Court that the complainant, Joseph, was a Private Security guard living at Akweteman, while William was a mechanic residing at Achimota, with Osman being a trader at Chantan.

He said on February 8, in the night, the complainant left home for East Legon in his private car and on reaching a spot near Akweteman Pentecost Church, he parked beside the road to receive a phone call.

The Prosecution said suddenly, William and his accomplice one Bonney, now at large, pulled up on a motor bike and attacked the complainant with a pistol and robbed him of the above listed items.

Police Chief Inspector Adu said at about 1100 hours the same night the two went to sell the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Phone to Osman in his house at Chantan.

He said a tracking software on the phone, however, gave Osman up, as the complainant received messages of its usage.

The complainant lodged a complaint with the Police and Osman was tracked and arrested at the Petroleum Estates, New Achimota. A Samsung phone found on him was identified by the complainant as his.

The prosecution told the court that William was later picked up; but his accomplice was yet to be found.

Osman admitted the offence in his caution statement and stated that he bought the phone at Ghc350.00 from William and his accomplice very late in the night, the Prosecution said.

Source; GNA

Send your news stories to and via WhatsApp on +233 244244807 Follow News Ghana on Google News


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here