Crime & Punishment Wed, 3 Jul 2019

Court remands driver over robbery

An Accra Circuit Court has remanded a 32-year-old driver into police custody charged allegedly with robbery.

Mawunya Yevuyibor has denied conspiring with five others to commit the crime and will make his next appearance on July 16.

Meanwhile, five of his accomplices of which he had named one only as Haddy, are now at large.

Prosecuting, Police Chief Inspector William Kojo Boateng told the Court presided over by Mrs Ruby Naa Aryeteey that Ms Mercy Kpartey, the complainant is a security officer at the Sterling Protection Service Limited located at the North Industrial Area in Accra.

He said Yevuyibor is a driver and a squatter at Klagon near Ashaiman in the Greater Accra Region.

He said on April 20, this year, at about 2340hours, the complainant was at post when three men approached her and forcibly tied her hands, sealed her mouth with cellotape and locked her up in one of the company’s offices.

The Prosecution said the group also took her Techno cellular phone valued GH?400.00 and also broke into the company’s warehouse, where they made away with an unspecified number of assorted home appliances including 17 pieces of 40 inches GN plasma television sets, 12 pieces of 32 inches GN television sets, all valued GH?43,800.00 in a waiting vehicle.

He said a complaint was later lodged with the Tesano Police and the accused person was arrested on April 24, by the Klagon Police upon a tip-off.

He said a search conducted in his wooden kiosk led to the retrieval of two pieces 32 inches GN television sets.

The Prosecution said during investigations, Yevuyibor told police he had conveyed four men together with 14 pieces of television sets from the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, Accra Junction, to Klagon at a fee of GH?250.00 but failed to lead police to them.

He also told the police that he had kept the three television sets from the four others in order that they paid the fare as they did not have enough money to pay him.

He said however, Police investigations had revealed that Yevuyibor had engaged Haddy to convey the exhibits to an unknown destination.

Source: ghananewsagency.org