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Crime & Punishment Thu, 7 Jan 2016

Man remanded for attempted robbery

A trader who broke into the room of a woman on Christmas Eve and attempted to rob her, on Wednesday appeared before an Accra Circuit Court.

Sadat Musah on the same day stole Richard Kweku Mensah’s two car rollers and two side mirrors after breaking into his Toyota Four Runner vehicle.

Musah has been charged with attempt to commit crime to wit robbery, carrying offensive weapon, two counts of causing unlawful damage, escaping from lawful custody and two counts of stealing.

He has denied the offence and the court presided over by Mr Aboagye Tandoh has remanded him into lawful custody to reappear on January 18.

Prosecuting Chief Inspector E. Afful said the first complainant Awulatu Osman, unemployed reside at Orisco, near Dansoman, Accra.

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On December 25, last year, prosecution said the complainant got up to pray at about 1:00am.

Soon after praying, Chief Inspector Afful said, Musah who was armed with a cutlass, caused damage to the complainant’s trap door and entered her room.

Musah pulled out a cutlass and ordered complainant to surrender all her belongings and further threatened to kill her if she shouted.

Prosecution said Madam Awulatu mastered courage and pushed the accused person’s hand and his cutlass fell.

Awulatu picked up the cutlass and raised the alarm, which attracted witnesses to the scene who overpowered him.

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When information reached the Dansoman Police Patrol team, they went to the scene and Musah was handed over to them.

Due to the severity of the injuries he had sustained, the Police took him to the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital where he was treated and discharged.

Prosecution said whiles Musah was being escorted to the Dansoman Police Station, on reaching Banana Inn Musah bolted from the vehicle which was carrying him.

However with the assistance of witnesses, Musah was nabbed by the Police.

Chief Inspector Afful said Police investigation revealed that Musah had earlier on broken the ventilation glass of Mr Mensah’s vehicle and made away with two car roller and two side mirrors.

Source: GNA