Crime & Punishment Thu, 14 Mar 2019
An Accra Circuit Court presided over by Mr. Aboagye Tandoh has set March 28, 2019 to deliver its judgment in the case of Raymond Amegashie, a police officer and three other persons who allegedly robbed a supermarket at Nungua in Accra.This was after the prosecution closed its case.
The accused persons, who also opened their defence, denied the charges leveled against them by the state.
The cop and his accomplices Ibrahim Ayirebo, motor rider; Bright Dorkanu, mechanic and Stanley Akorli, taxi driver, allegedly robbed a supermarket at Nungua in the Greater Accra Region on December 12, 2017.
On the night of the robbery the police officer reportedly abandoned his post at Glotec Ghana Limited where he was detailed for guard duty with his AK47 rifle with 20 rounds of ammunition.
The accused persons allegedly made away with GH?45,000 and US$1,000.
Corporal Raymond Amegashie, who was with the Tema SWAT Unit and believed to be the leader of the robbery gang, managed to escape after the robbery but was later arrested at Tsopoli Barrier on his way to the Volta Region.
The other three suspects- Ibrahim Ayirebo, Bright Dorkanu and Stanley Akorli- were arrested at a police snap checkpoint at Abbatoir on December 12, 2017 after they attempted to escape in a taxi with registration number GX 9514 – 14.
The accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charges of conspiracy and robbery leveled against them.
The prosecution led by Chief Inspector Kwabena Adu and now Chief Inspector Victor Dosoo called three witnesses, including the case investigator, to prove its case.
The investigator, William Domwti during his testimony, tendered into evidence GH?19,942 and US$600 retrieved from Cop Raymond Amegashie and his three accomplices.
The accused persons denied all the charges leveled against them.
The presiding judge, Mr. Tandoh, asked Paul Abariga, counsel for Raymond Amegashie, to file his address by March 26 2018.