Labourer remanded for attempted robbery

Tuesday 23rd April, 2019

By Joyce Danso, GNA

Accra, April 23, GNA - A 19-year-old labourer, who allegedly sneaked into the room of a car polisher and made away with a Samsung Note four mobile phone and backpack, has appeared before an Accra Circuit Court.

Yusif Abubakar is said to have stabbed the complainant in the left shoulder and jaw with a pair of scissors and screw driver when the complainant raised an alarm.

Abubakar, who is being held for causing harm, unlawful entry, stealing, use of offensive weapon and attempt to commit crime to wit robbery, has pleaded not guilty.

The court presided over by Ms. Ruby Naa Ayikai Aryeetey remanded the accused person into police custody to re-appear on May 7.

Prosecuting Inspector Samuel Ahiabor said the complainant Kingsley Amanpene resides at Darkuman Nyamekye while the accused person lives at New Fadama.

Inspector Ahiabor said on July 11, last year at about 4:30am, while the complainant was asleep, Abubakar suddenly caused damage to the complainant’s locked door and entered his room.

Prosecution said the complainant woke up and shouted “thief, thief” but the accused person scaled a wall and hid himself there.

Some minutes later, while the complainant and the other tenants in the house were looking for Abubakar, prosecution said Abubakar sneaked into the complainant’s room and stole a Samsung Note four mobile phone valued at GH¢1,190.

Prosecution said while Abubakar was leaving the room, the complainant met him with his backpack hanging at his back and the complainant confronted him and shouted for help.

The accused person and the complainant engaged in a struggle and in the process, Abubakar stabbed the complainant in the left shoulder and right jaw with a pair of scissors and a screw driver.

When Abubakar was searched, the complainant’s, Samsung Note four mobile phone, a backpack, a screw and a pair of scissors were found on him.

The complainant and tenants in the house escorted Abubakar to the Darkuman Police Station where a report was made and a medical form was issued to the complainant to seek medical care.

Prosecution said in Abubakar’s caution statement, he admitted the offence.