Two men, – Michael Mensah alias Yellow, and Jerry Amaglo Senam – who allegedly attacked a nurse working at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH), have been remanded by an Accra Circuit Court.
Mensah, unemployed, and Jerry, rider, were remanded yesterday by the Circuit Court 10, presided over by Mrs. Evelyn Asamoah, yesterday.
The two were charged with conspiracy to commit a crime and robbery, but they both pleaded not guilty.
The accused persons are facing trial, together with six others – Abdul Azi Salisu, George Kwame Azuma, Sadat Mahammed, Eric Bawa alias Jupiter, Abdul Salam Dauda, and Sixty-Four (at large).
The six other accused persons, with the exception of Sixty-Four, have been charged with dishonestly receiving, but they have all pleaded not guilty.
However, the other five accused persons have been granted bail in the sum of GH¢150,000 with three sureties, of which two should be gainfully employed each/
Prosecuting the case, ASP Emmanuel Haligah told the court that on February 25, 2023, at about 1:50am, the complainant (name withheld) was returning from town to her house at Gbawe, near CP Event Center, in her Toyota Corolla 2014 model, with registration number GX 568520, valued at GH¢150,000.00.
On reaching the CP Event Venter taxi rank, she noticed that two young men on a motorbike were trailing her, but she managed to speed off in order to escape.
He said, immediately the complainant got to her gate, in an attempt to open it, Michael and Jerry pounced on her and threatened to harm her if she did not surrender the vehicle and its contents to them.
ASP Haligah added that the complainant, for fear of her life, ran into the compound screaming for help, meanwhile, Michael then jumped into the car while Jerry ensured that he drove off and followed him on the motorbike.
He said Michael and Jerry bolted with the complainant’s vehicle, which contained a quantity of Brazilian hair, valued at GH¢50,000.00, one Samsung S10 mobile phone, valued at GH¢3,200.00, one iPhone 11 Pro, valued at GH¢3,500.00, assorted ID cards and other personal effects of which the value was yet to be determined.
The matter was reported to the police and the scene was visited for reconstruction, and vital information was gathered providing leads for further investigations.
According to the prosecuting officer, on March 31, 2023, police intelligence led to the arrest of Manya Kofi Richard for his involvement in the receipt of the complainant’s Samsung S10 mobile phone.
During interrogation, Manya told the police that he acquired the phone from Eric Bawa, who he knew at Agbogbloshie Yam Market.
Eric Bawa and Sadat were, subsequently, arrested for their involvement in the crime, who later admitted having received the complainant’s mobile phone from Michael and Jerry.
Michael and Jerry were also arrested, and during interrogation admitted having robbed the complainant on February 25, 2023 off her vehicle and its contents.
He said the duo later sold the car to Abdul Aziz at the cost of GH¢18,000.00 with the assistance of Abdul Salam.
Following this, he said, Aziz and Salam were arrested, and Aziz admitted having sold the car to George Kwame Azuma at the cost of GH¢60,000.00 after changing its original colour from white to wine.
According to him, the accused person nicknamed Sixty-Four was the one who changed the chassis number of the car from 2T1BURHE9EC010458 to 2T1IBURHE2FC474788 for Aziz.
The prosecutor told the court that efforts were underway to retrieve the iPhone 11 Pro and other personal effects of the complainant.
He added the police were also searching to arrest Sixty-Four.