Suspected Trooper Imoro Sheriff’s killers in court

The Tema Regional Police, on Monday, hauled four persons to the Ashaiman Circuit Court over the murder of 22-year-old Imoro Sheriff, a soldier with the 3rd Infantry Battalion, Sunyani, on March 4.

Samuel Tetteh, 20 years old unemployed, and Abubakar Sadick, also 20 and a scrap dealer, both residents of Ashaiman, the police told the court, stabbed Imoro Sheriff to death at Taifa, a suburb of Ashaiman, to rob the latter of his mobile phone.

According to police investigations, Imoro Sheriff, on 3rd March at about 10:30 pm, visited a female friend at Ashaiman Newtown and left the place at about 01:30am the next day.

The police said at about 1:45am, Samuel and Abubakar stabbed Imoro Sheriff at Taifa and took away his mobile phone. The two later sold the mobile phone to Ibrahim Abdul Rakib for GH¢300, who also sold the same phone to Safianu Musah for GH¢350.

Safianu Musah, police said, was being evasive on the whereabouts of the phone and claimed to have sold it to Yussif Mohammed for GH¢500, and later to Abdul Gafaru Abdul Karim.

When they arrived at the crime scene upon the receipt of the information on the murder, the police said they retrieved several items including a knife with blood stains on it and a backpack. In the backpack the police found one Samsung tablet an Apple laptop, one military uniform with the name tag ‘Imoro’, eight other items of clothing, as well as a Ghana Card and a health insurance card bearing the name Imoro Sheriff.

Police said the accused persons were arrested at their hideout in Ashaiman on March 10.

Samuel Tetteh and Abubakar  Sadick are standing trial on conspiracy to commit crime, namely robbery, contrary to sections 23(1) and 149 of the Criminal Offences Act, 1960 [Act 29]; robbery, contrary to section 149 of the criminal offences Act, 1960 [Act 29].

Ibrahim Abdul Rakib, also a scrap dealer, is standing trial for dishonestly receiving contrary to section 146 of the Criminal Offences Act 1960 (ACT 29).

Lastly, Safianu Musah, a trader, is also standing trial for dishonestly receiving contrary to section 146 of the Criminal Offences Act 1960 (ACT 29).


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