Prostitutes rob Businessman of GH¢2,230
By Helena Selby
Two men, who allegedly conspired with two prostitutes to rob a timber merchant in Accra, of an amount of GH¢2,230 and inflicted cutlass wounds on him, have been remanded into custody to reappear later.
The accused persons; Abdallah Yussif Ansah, Moses Nana Asiedu, alias Jailman, Helen Johnson and Favour Victory, allegedly lured the complainant to hire the services of the third accused person, a prostitute, for a fee of GH¢5.00.
However, the complainant (name withheld) was attacked in the process by the first and second accused persons and made away with the said amount of money, which he was going to use to purchase a vehicle.
The accused persons were also said to have made away with the complainant’s pair of jeans trousers, shirts, a pair of canvass, and his Nokia mobile phone.
The circumstance surrounding the facts are that on February 17, 2012, at about 5:30am, the complainant was on his way to pay for a vehicle which he had bought from a mechanic at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle, in Accra.
The Prosecutor, DSP Riendolf Agyemang told the court that when the complainant reached a section of the Circle railway station, where ladies engage in prostitution, the third accused person, who was in the company of the fourth accused person approached him.
He said the third accused person informed the complainant of her sex activity and the complainant agreed to have sex with her for a fee of GH¢5.00 in a wooden kiosk.
According to him, Helen Johnson, after collecting the money, refused to allow the complainant to have sex with her and called the first and second accused persons, and one Emmanuel now at large.
DSP Agyemang mentioned that they rushed to the scene, broke into the kiosk and began beating the complainant with sticks, pulled him out of the wooden kiosk and stole everything from him.
“The complainant having sensed danger, fled from them but was chased by the first and second accused person and the said Emmanuel with a matchet and finally slashed him in his right palm.
“They made away with his hand bag containing a cash sum of GH¢2,230, a pair of jeans trousers, shirts, a pair of canvass, his Nokia mobile phone and left him to his fate”, he added.
The Prosecutor recounted that a report was made to the police, who in turn issued the complainant with a medical form to attend hospital for treatment and immediately commenced investigations into the incident.
He said in the course of the investigation, the accused persons and their accomplices were mentioned as those who have committed the crime.
Also, the complainant, narrating the incident to the circuit court in Accra, yesterday said on the fateful day when he entered the kiosk with the third accused person, she realized he had money on him.
As a result, the third accused began screaming without any cause as he was in the process of having sex with her, adding that he only penetrated a little.
He said while she was screaming, the first and second accused persons entered the kiosk and began beating him with sticks and cutlass. They also stripped him naked and he only managed to escape without any clothes, he noted.
The first and second accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charge of robbery, contrary to section 149 of Act 29/60 – whilst the third and fourth accused person pleaded not guilty to the charge of abetment of crime, contrary to section 20 and 149 of Act 29/60 before the court presided over by Mr. Francis Obiri.
They have been remanded into custody to re-appear before the court on November 12, 2012. Meanwhile, the docket has been forwarded to the Attorney Generals Department for advice, the Prosecutor told the court yesterday.
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