Accra, March 12, GNA – An Accra Circuit Court has remanded five persons over conspiracy to commit crime and robbery.
The accused persons, who pleaded not guilty, are Yakubu Sumaila 24 years; Issahaku Mutala, 24; Imoro Lukeman Anya, 24 years; Fatau Ussif, 30; and Ali Hanan, 20.
They are to reappear on March, 26.
Chief Inspector Victor Dosoo, told the Court, presided over by Aboagye Tandoh, that the complainants in the case were Mohammed Sualisu, Chairman Old Fadama Northern Renaissance; Abudakari Salifu, Alhassan Suleman and Alhassan Issahaku, all Scrap dealers; and Abdul Kyansi, a trader.
He said for some time now, the accused persons and their leader; Yakubu Alidu, alias Bullet, and some others numbering about 20, who were currently at large, had been terrorising the complainants and the residents of Agbogbloshie and its environs.
He said on February 24, 26 and 27, this year- between 2130 hours and 0130 hours, the accused persons and their leader, armed with cutlasses, sticks and guns, attacked the complainants and collected various sums of money amounting to GH¢4,070.00 and four mobile phones from them.
The Prosecution said the complainants and the inhabitants of the area reported the case to the Old Fadama, Northern Renaissance, who wrote a petition to the Regional Police Commander.
Chief Inspector Dosoo said on February 28, the complainants identified the accused persons to the Police and they were arrested.
In their caution statement, the accused persons, however, denied the offence.