Trader in court for robbery

law-and-justiceA 21 year-old trader, Naomi Afrakumah, has been arraigned at an Accra circuit court for conspiracy to commit robbery and robbery.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges and was admitted to a bail in the sum of GH¢5,000.00 to reappear on June 19, 2013.

Naomi was said to have conspired with one Aziz, now at large, to commit robbery at Lashiebie in the Greater Accra Region.

Prosecuting, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Peter Sekyi, told the court, presided over by Mr Francis Obiri, that both complainant and accused lived at Nungua in Accra.

On June 2, 2013, at about 1000 hours the complainant met the accused at Abrefi’s spot at Nungua where they got to know and befriended each other.

He said the complainant picked the accused in his car as he usually did to drop her at her house on his way home, as they both lived in the same neighbourhood.

DSP Sekyi said on their way home, the complainant spotted three motor bikes following them so he stopped by a lotto kiosk to buy cigarette, then six men came down from the bikes and attacked him, took away his car together with his mobile phone.

The complainant, in his statement to the police, said he suspected the accused for conspiring with the men to steal his car, since she made a call after which he noticed the motor bikes.

He said the accused was then arrested on June 4 and in her caution statement, mentioned one Aziz who was a friend to the complainant as one of the men who took his car.

The Presiding Judge, Mr Obiri, said the accused should have been charged for conspiracy and abetment instead of robbery since investigations have not yet been completed.

Source: GNA

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