Two persons granted GH¢20,000.00 over robbery

By Gifty Amofa, GNA

Accra, Aug. 14,
GNA ­– An Accra Circuit Court has granted two persons a GH¢20,000.00 bail with
two sureties each for allegedly committing robbery.

The two
sureties should be public servants.

Farouk Omar and
Jude Donkor, both traders, denied conspiring to rob Mr Georges Somian Ehouman,
a Marketing Officer.

They will next
appear in court on August 21.

Police
Inspector Samuel Ahiabor told the Court, presided over by Mrs Ruby Naa Adjeley
Quaison, that Mr Ehouman, the complainant, is a resident of Dansoman in Accra.

He said the two
accused persons also lived at Dome, also a suburb of Accra.

On July 29,
this year, at about 2130 hours, the complainant carrying a bag was walking
along the Nima-Circle high way heading towards the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange.

Inspector
Ahiabor said on reaching a section of the road near Busy Internet, Omar and
Donkor who were riding a white unregistered motor bike suddenly crossed him and
threatened to stab him with a knife if he failed to hand over his bag and
mobile phone.

He said the
complainant sensing danger, quickly handed over his bag containing an HP
laptop, valued GH¢1,600.00, Samsung A30 mobile phone, valued GH¢1,190.00, a
cash of GH¢400.00, among other valuables and they sped-off.

The complainant
then reported the case to the Holy Gardens Police for investigations.

He said luck
eluded Farouk Omar and Jude Donkor when a police patrol team intercepted them
at Achimota in Accra.

The Prosecution
said the team signaled them to stop but they refused and were given a chase
until they had an accident around Alogboshie, a suburb of Achimota.

Inspector
Ahiabor said Donkor, who was the pillion rider managed to escape with the bag
whilst Omar was arrested and handed over to the Mile 7 police.

On July 30, the
police led the complainant to the Mile 7 police station, where he identified
Omar as one of the robbers.

During investigations,
he mentioned Donkor as his accomplice and he was later arrested from his
hide-out.

He said all the
stolen items except the money were retrieved and after investigations, they
were charged and put before the Court.

GNA

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