By Joyce Danso, GNA
Accra, Dec. 21, GNA - A Carpenter has been put before an Accra Circuit Court charged with conspiracy to commit crime, robbery and possession of firearms and ammunitions without lawful authority.
Eric Armah pleaded guilty.
However after his explanation to the court, a plea of not guilty was entered on his behalf.
Armah told the court presided over by Mrs Abena Oppong Adjin Doku that one Raymond who is at large brought a bag to him in the house for safe-keeping and he did not know that the said bag contained arms.
According to Armah, he was asked by Raymond to bring the bag to him at Ritz Junction at Adenta.
However at Adenta, Armah said he heard gun shots and decided to hide.
The accused said soon as he came out from his hideout he was pointed out by some people as being among some robbers at the place.
Prosecuting Chief Kwabena Adu narrated that the complainant was Comfort Owusu Boafo, manageress of a cold store who also operates a ECG pre-paid vending shop at Agbogba, Accra.
On December 6, this year, the complainant went to work with her two attendants namely Raymond Kuduegah and Beradon B. Bekoe.
At the about 7:00pm, same day after close of work, Raymond and Isaac, both accomplices who are at large, armed themselves with pump action gun and entered the complainant’s shop and took away the daily sales of GH¢2,420.
The police was informed of the robbery attack and they visited the scene and retrieved a motor bike with registration number M-15- GR 4069, one pump action gun, one cartridge and three rings belonging to Armah and his accomplices.
Prosecution said all the suspects however escaped from the scene on that day.
Prosecution said Police investigations revealed that Armah and Raymond went into hiding at Kasoa.
On December 11 this year at about 6:00pm, Prosecution said the Police had information that Armah and Raymond had in their possession a bag and was heading towards Ritz junction at Adenta with the said bag.
Armah was arrested but Raymond escaped when the bag was searched a single barrel gun and 13 AA cartridges were found in it.