Tarkwa (W/R), May 6, GNA - Four persons who allegedly murdered a police officer and robbed Plat and Plume gold refinery company of GH¢ 900,000 at Bogoso in the Prestea Huni/Valley Municipality have been remanded by a Tarkwa District court one.
The pleas of Mohammed Dauda alias Ahmed 30, Bismark Opoku alias Opambuor 34, Charles Kwesi alias Yaw Laryee 30 and Kwaku Isaac 51 were not taken.
The four have been charged of conspiracy, abetment, robbery and murder.
The trial judge, Mr Jonathan Nunoo, after listening to the facts of the case adjourned it to May 22, 2018.
On April 29, 2018, the suspects together with their leader, Kwaku Mintah who is a gospel musician and currently on the run together with others he contracted from Accra, met in a hotel at Bogoso and planned to rob Plat and Plume gold refinery company.
On the same day at about 1530 hours four armed men with face mask and pistols invaded the company's premises handcuffed the security man and other workers present.
According to the police, the late police officer, General Lance Corporal Nicholas Duku, stationed at Tarkwa in the Western Region was escorting TJ Resources vehicle with unspecified money from Tarkwa to Bogoso to transact business with the gold refinery company chanced on the robbers and he was shot dead.
The robbers then fled with a cash sum of GH¢ 900,000.
They later abandoned a Nissan Rogue vehicle with registration number GE 411-16 used in carrying out the operation at Oppong Valley near Bogoso and rather used a Madza vehicle with registration number CR 1170-11 to continue their journey.
Mr Shaibu Bashiru and Rujanda Sind both Indian nationals of Plat Plume Gold Refinery Company reported the incident to the Bogoso Police and it led to the arrest of the four suspects.