Steel Bender remanded for robbery and causing harm

Steel Bender remanded for robbery and causing harm

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An Accra Circuit Court has remanded a Metalworker for robbery and causing harm.

The Accused, Peter Kwaku Aziaglo and his four accomplices who are on the run robbed one Solomon Dzikunu’s cash in the sum of GH 25,970.00 cedis and thirty-nine (39) different types of mobile phones valued at GH 2,590.00 cedis. The Accused and his accomplices also shot Solomon in the leg during the robbery incident at East Legon in Accra, the Prosecution said.

Peter and his accomplices also robbed one Nana Yeboah of his Honda Accord saloon vehicle valued at GH 75,000.00 cedis, two mobile phones and an amount of money.

The Accused is facing two counts of robbery and two other counts of conspiracy and causing harm but he told the Court that he was innocent of the charges leveled against him by the Police, hence has been put into lawful custody to reappear on Thursday, the 5th of May, 2016.

Background to the Case

Presenting the brief facts of the case, the Prosecutor, Chief Superintendent Tuaruka Duuti told the court that the Complainants, Solomon Dzikunu and Nana Yeboah live at East Legon, adding that the first Complainant (Solomon) is a mobile money vendor and also deals in mobile phones.

The Police Officer said that on the 8th of April, 2016, at about 10:30pm, the Accused, Peter Kwaku Aziaglo and four others who are on the run (at large) attacked the first Complainant and his two workers in a taxicab after they had closed from work and were heading home. The Prosecutor added that the Accused and his accomplices who were in a taxi crossed the first Complainant and his two workers in front of their house and took them hostage at gun point. Afterwards, the Accused and his accomplices robbed them of cash in the sum of GH 25,970.00 cedis, thirty-nine (39) different types of mobile phones valued at GH 2,590.00 cedis which the Complainant and his workers use for their business

Chief Superintendent Duuti further informed the court that the second Complainant who lives at the neighbourhood of the first Complainant bumped unto the robbery scene and was also taken hostage by the Accused and his accomplices, robbing him of his two mobile phones valued at GH 600.00 cedis, cash of GH 440.00 cedis, valuable documents including his passport and his Honda Accord Saloon vehicle with registration number VR 545-14 valued at GH 75,000.00 cedis.

The Prosecution also narrated that before the Accused and his accomplices fled with their booty, they shot the first Complainant’s leg, adding that he was rushed to 37 Military hospital where he was admitted for treatment.

Chief Superintendent Duuti reiterated that on the 9th of April, 2016, the Accused was being investigated by Dawhenya Police so the Police went to his residence to conduct a search and saw a Honda Accord vehicle parked in the Accused’s house, adding that the Police suspected it to be a stolen car and impounded it at the Police Station. The Police also said that investigation later disclosed that the car was robbed from the second Complainant (Nana Yeboah) at East Legon so the Police at East Legon were informed and the Accused was arrested, adding that investigation is still going on to get the Accused’s accomplices arrested.

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