Two driver’s mates, who allegedly robbed a student at the University of Ghana (UG), Legon, of her mobile phone have been remanded in police custody by an Accra Circuit Court.
Emmanuel Baidoo ala Babana, 20, and Joseph Sam, 19 have been charged with conspiracy to commit crime to wit robbery and robbery.
They pleaded not guilty before the court presided over by Mr Samuel Bright Acquah, and they are expected to reappear on November 22.
Inspector Daniel Danku prayed for the court to remand the accused pending further investigations into the matter whilst the police arrested an accomplice who was at large.
Prosecution told the court that the complainant, Georgina Lala LalaEhemb, is a Senegalese and a student at the UG and accused lived at Kaneshie and Bubuashie respectively.
Insp Danku said on November 2, 2022, the complainant was going to deliver a parcel of Kinky hair to her auntie at P2 Garden at Osu in Accra.
The court heard that when the complainant reached the frontage of LMI Holding Head Office, North Ridge, in Accra, at about 6:30 pm, the two accused and another now at large emerged from their hideout and attacked her.
During the attack, the prosecution said one of the robbers smashed a bottle and stabbed the complainant behind her left ear and the chest and robbed her of a Xioami MI 10T pro mobile phone value at GH ¢ 3,000.00 and bolted.
Insp Danku said the complainant who was bleeding profusely from the wounds inflicted on her by the suspected robbers raised the alarm.
He said two policemen, General Corporal Bruce James Augustus Morton and General Constable John Sasu Adjei, who were on visibility duties at Sankara Circle, a few metres away from the scene of the crime, heard the alarm raised by the complainant and moved towards the scene on a motorbike.
The two accused persons, according to prosecution, saw the policemen and bolted, they were arrested Baidoo in front of the Canadian Embassy.
Insp Danku said Joseph Sam the second accused, moved behind the security post at the Canadian Embassy and threw the complainant’s robbed mobile phone away and took to his heels.
Prosecution said the witnesses pursued the second accused and arrested him at Ghana Broadcasting Corporation bus stop, heading towards Nima.
Insp Danku stated that a patrol team from the Cantonments Police station arrived a few minutes later and escorted the accused to the police station and made a complaint.
The prosecution said the police issued the complainant with a medical form to seek treatment.
Insp Daku said the accused were escorted to the crime scene and a search was conducted by the police around the Canadian Embassy, which led to the retrieval of the Xioami Mi 10T pro Mobile phone. – GNARead Full Story