Two Nigerians In Court For Robbery
Stories by Helena Selby
A Nigerian national has been remanded into custody by an Accra Circuit Court for allegedly robbing a student from the Zenith University College at gunpoint.
The accused person, Kinsley Ayouha, a barber, allegedly attacked the complainant in her home at about 1:00 a.m., and made away with a Toshiba laptop, and an amount of GH¢2,000.
The accused person, after taking hold of the said items, subjected the complainant to severe beatings. He was brought to book and charged after the complainant had identified him in an identification parade organised by the Ghana Police Service.
He pleaded not guilty to the charge of robbery, contrary to section 149 of act 29/60, before the court presided over by Mr. Francis Obiri.
The facts are that on February 17, 2013, at about 1:00 a.m., the complainant, while at home, was attacked by three armed men with a gun and cutlass, who took the said items, and subjected her to a harsh beating.
The prosecutor, DSP Reindolph Agyemang told the court that on the same day at about 2:50 a.m., the complainant lodged a complaint with the police, and a police medical report form was issued to her to attend hospital for treatment of the eye and a cut she sustained on her right leg.
He said upon this complaint, the police proceeded to the scene and arrested the accused person who was suspected to be an armed robber at a barbering shop at Tse-Addo.
According to him on, February 18, 2013, at about 9:00 a.m., an identification parade was conducted in front of the La Police Station, where the accused person was identified by the complainant, but the accused person denied her statement.
Meanwhile, in the same court, two other Nigerians were also remanded into custody for allegedly robbing a Lecturer at gunpoint.
Godwin Okotie and Salami Israel invaded the home of the complainant in the middle of the night, and made away with his laptop, Nokia mobile phone, PSD handle game, and school bag.
They were arrested by the police at a drinking spot, upon a tip off.
They pleaded not guilty to the charges of conspiracy to commit crime and robbery.
The prosecutor, DSP P.A. Mokeh, narrating the facts of the case to the court, stated that on February 17, 2013, at about 2:15 a.m., the complainant, while at home, was attacked with a gun and cutlass by three armed men.
The complainant said on the same day at about 2:40 a.m., he lodged a complaint with the police.
According to him, on the receipt of the complaint, the police quickly moved to the area and arrested the first and second accused persons at a drinking spot at about 9:00 a.m., when they were having fun.
“The accused persons were highly suspected in the robbery. Their place of abode was immediately searched, but nothing was found on them,” the prosecutor added.
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