Three persons remanded over robbery

The Nkawie Circuit court has remanded three people into prison custody for robbing a taxi driver of his vehicle at Darko, in the Atwima-Kwanwoma District.

Frank Owusu 40, unemployed, Wilberforce Amankwaa 24, mechanic and George Antwi 27, driver, pleaded not guilty to the charge and would reappear before the court presided by Nana Brew on March 11, this year.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Silvanus Dalmeida told the court that Owusu and Amankwaa reside at Atimatim in the Afigya-Kwabre South District while Antwi resides at Paakoso, a suburb of Kumasi.

He said on January 10, this year, the three hid in an uncompleted storey building near Atwima Darko with the intention to rob road users in the area.

The prosecution said after waiting for some time without getting any victim, they asked Antwi to fetch a taxi at Atwima Hemang for their operations.

Mr Dalmeida said Antwi went and hired a taxi which was being driven by one Michael Ayittey, the complainant in the case, under the pretense of conveying some cement blocks to a new site at Darko.

DSP Dalmeida said upon reaching the uncompleted storey building, Antwi told the driver to stop and immediately Owusu and Amankwaa emerged from the building and poured powdered pepper into the eyes of the driver and pushed him out and drove the vehicle away.

The prosecution said the driver after gaining consciousness reported the matter to the Atwima Mpetia Police.

The prosecution said the three were later arrested by the Atwima Foase Police for committing similar offence and were brought to the Mpetia Police station where they admitted having stolen the vehicle and sold it.

After police investigations they were charged and brought before the court.

Source: GNA

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