Accra, July 31, GNA – An Accra Circuit Court has remanded four persons into police custody for robbery.
The accused persons, Detective Corporal Christian Aboagye, Detective Corporal Ramous Appiah Kyeremeh, Oduro Danso, Driver and Ato Dadzie, businessman, pleaded not guilty and would re-appear in court on August 4.
Prosecuting, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Moses Atibilla, told the court presided over by Mr Francis Obiri that the complainant is a pharmacist and a production officer of Duba Pharm Company Limited.
He said Christian is stationed at the Criminal Investigation Department Headquarters, while Appiah is stationed at Lapaz Police post.
He said on July 7, the complainant procured an Ephedrine hydrochloride substance worth $60,000, which the complainant was going to use for the production of nasal drop.
He said the complainant kept the substance at the back seat of his car and drove to North Kaneshie to visit a friend.
ACP Atibilla said whilst the complainant was waiting at Domond drinking bar for the arrival of his friend, Oduro and Ato alerted the two police officers, who were armed with pistols that the complainant was carrying the said substances that they claimed to be cocaine.
“The two policemen confronted the complainant about the content of the bag in the car,” he added.
The prosecution said after the complainant had disclosed the content, Christian handcuffed the complainant claiming the substance was suspected to be cocaine and ordered him to surrender the substance.
He said the policemen subsequently arrested the complainant put him in their car and drove the complainant to the Achimota School Police station, where they left the him to his fate and sped off with the substance.
He said Oduro then went to meet the two policemen at Tesano near Capital Court Hotel and took possession of the substance they claimed to be cocaine to be kept in his room and later Appiah and Oduro went to hand over the substance to Ato at Dome for sale.
ACP Atibilla said complainant made a report to the police for investigations and on July 18, the complainant in the course of his rounds spotted Appiah at his duty post at Lapaz.
He said the complainant immediately informed the Tesano police, where Appiah was arrested, during interrogation, and he assisted the police to arrest Christian.
The complainant identified him and investigations led to the arrest of the other accused persons, where the substance was retrieved.