The Circuit Court in Accra has remanded five people, among them a pregnant woman, in police custody for their alleged involvement in the robbery of a Chinese woman.
The Circuit Court in Accra has remanded five people in police custody, including a pregnant woman, for their alleged involvement in the robbery of a Chinese woman.
Prince Anthony Chiobi, IzichukuIgwenagu, Emmanuella Chinwetalu, a pregnant woman, Martin Ahamafula Onwukwa, and Godfred Chukuebuka, aka, Caleb, allegedly robbed the woman at Caprice, Accra, of GH410,000, $8,000, two iPhones, GH370,000, and GH40,000.
The five have been charged with robbery conspiracy, and a sixth suspect, Yaw John Darko Ikenna, is said to be at large.
The court, presided over by Mrs Susana Eduful, did not accept their pleas and adjourned the case until December 28, 2022.
The prosecutor, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Seth Frimpong, opposed the bail application, claiming that granting the request would jeopardize the investigation.
Another prosecutor, ASP Emmanuel Haligah, told the court that the accused were arrested at the risk of their lives, and that some of them (accused) were said to belong to a group of robbers who allegedly traveled to Ghana to rob and flee the country.
According to him, the police received information that Ikenna had sent money to Emmanuella in order for her to leave the country.
The defence counsel, Edward Nana Asare, pleaded with the court to release the accused, particularly Emmanuella, who was pregnant and required special care.
The court denied bail, ruling that Emmanuella, who appeared to be pregnant, should be provided with basic necessities while detained.
On December 9, 2022, the Accra Regional Police Command received information that armed men on motorcycle had attacked, shot, and robbed a Chinese woman of GH410,000, $8,000, and two iPhones in Caprice, an Accra suburb.
According to the court, the Accra Regional Police dispatched officers to the scene to gather information and conduct an investigation.
According to the prosecution, the victim told police that the robbers took her GH370,000, which she had cashed earlier that day from the Standard Chartered Bank, West Hills Mall branch.
According to the prosecution, the victim stated that the robbers also stole GH40,000, $8,000, and two iPhones (iPhone 11 and 8+).
According to the prosecution, when the police arrived at the robbers’ hideout in Buduburam, near Kasoa in the Central Region, they (the robbers) engaged the police in a shootout, resulting in the death of Nneji Harrison Ogbona and another suspect.