Policeman, accomplices remanded over Nungua supermarket robbery

A Policeman and three others accused of robbing a trader of GH¢45,000 and $1,000 at Nungua in Accra have been remanded into police custody by an Accra Circuit Court.

General Lance Corporal Raymond Amegashie, Ibrahim Ayirebo a motor mechanic, Bright Dorkanu, a driver’s mate and Stanley Akorli, a driver have been charged with conspiracy to rob and robbery.
They pleaded not guilty before the court presided over by Mr Aboagye Tandoh.
The four accused persons are expected to reappear on January 4, next year.
Prosecuting Chief Inspector Kwabena Adu who read the facts said complainant, Hellen Asante is a trader operating a provision store around the Nungua Agricultural Development Bank (ADB).
Chief Adu said Amegashie was stationed at Tema Regional SWAT Unit, Ayirebo resides at Tema Community one, Dorkanu also resides at Ashiaman and whiles Akorli lived at Tema Gulf City.
The Prosecution said on December 12, this year, at about 9:00pm, the four accused person planned to go on a robbery spree.
He said Amegashie who was detailed for a guard duty at Glotee Ghana abandoned his post with his AK 47 rifle plus 20 rounds of ammunitions.
 Prosecution said Ayeribo also armed himself with a pistol.
According to the prosecutor the two boarded a taxi with registration GX 9514-13 driven by Akorli and proceeded to the complainant’s shop at Nungua.
He said Amegashie, Ayirebo and Dorkanu alighted from the vehicle and entered the complainant’s shop amidst sporadic gunfire and robbed her of GH¢45,000 and $1,000.
After the act the accused boarded their vehicle and sped off to Tema. The complainant reported incident to the Police.
Chief Adu said Ayirebo, Dorkanu and Akorli were nabbed at the Community 18 Abattoir Police check Point and GH¢19,500 and $600 were retrieved from them.
Amegashie, the prosecution said managed to escape with his AK 47 rifle and spent the night at Tema Motorway round about. He returned his rifle the following day.
Prosecution said Amegashie in his attempt to escape was arrested at Tsopoli Police Barrier.

Source: GNA

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