By Hafsa Obeng, GNA
Accra, July 17, GNA – Three persons on Monday appeared before an Accra Circuit Court on the charges of conspiracy to commit crime and robbery.
Yaw Kumah Williams, Abdulai Moro and Mark Tambro were said to have conspired with three others now at large and robbed one unregistered Toyota 4Runner worth GH¢136,000.00, an amount of GH¢2,700.00, one iPhone 7 plus worth GH¢3,500.00, all the property of one Kwame Anim.
They pleaded not guilty to the charges but were remanded by the court presided over by Mr Aboagye Tandoh to reappear on July 27.
Prosecuting Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) George Amegah told the court that the complainant, Kwame Anim is a Businessman who deals in ‘’Home-Used’’ cars at K&K motors, Tesano and lives at Amasaman.
He said Yaw is a washing Bay operator, while Abdulai is a driver, both based in Koforidua. Mark is a ‘’Goro Boy’’ at DVLA offices in Tema and Accra, but resides at Kasoa.
He said on June 16 at about 2000 hours the complainant arrived at his residence in Amasaman with an unregistered Toyota 4 Runner with chassis number JTEBU5JR8A502562 and trade plate number DP 6487 C.
The prosecution said when the complainant entered his walled compound and was yet to close the gate, two unmasked men, being Yaw wielding an AK 47 rifle and another wielding a pistol attacked him.
Yaw cocked his weapon, pointed it at the complainant, fired a shot but the bullet which was defective failed to discharge and rather flopped down. That act cowed and prevented the complainant from resisting in anyway. Consequently, the two robbers boarded his car and bolted with it and other property therein.
DSP Amegah said the complainant reported to the police and on June 20 at about 2100 hours, a witness spotted and identified the car which had a fake registered licensed plate No.GT 4857-17 embossed on it at Abeka Lapaz area.
The witness with the help of Police intercepted the car and arrested its occupants including Yaw and Abdulai together with a potential buyer and his mechanic.
He told the court that during investigation the complainant identified Yaw as one of the robbers who actually pointed and attempted to fire the cocked AK 47 rifle at him whiles the others held his brother Andrew Forkah captive and succeeded in robbing him.
Mark and the others at large are also revealed to be the syndicate members who had been buying the robbed vehicles.
According to the prosecution, during the arrest of Mark, a red Toyota Corolla with fake registration No GN 2236-17 was recovered from him. He was also established to be the one who secured the fake registered plate number GT 4857-17 to facilitate its free movement and disposal.