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THREE suspected car snatchers, who allegedly attacked the driver of a Toyota Hilux double cabin pickup belonging to the Bawku Presbyterian Eye Hospital, have been remanded in custody by the Accra Circuit Court.

The accused Emmanuel Adu Gyamfi, Emmanuel Osei and Nana Osei who were unable to bolt with the vehicle, were charged in the offence of conspiracy to commit crime and robbery.

They pleaded not guilty to the two counts and are to reappear before the court, presided over by Mr Francis Obiri, on June 4, 2014.

Facts of case

Prosecuting, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Mr Patrick Morkeh, said the complainant, Tahiru Ahmed, an employee of the Bawku Presbyterian Eye Hospital arrived at Pokuase on September 9, 2012 in the vehicle.

Whilst waiting at the main gate of one Dr E. Debrah’s house, to pass the night, Mr Morkeh said, Gyamfi, Osei, and Nana Osei as well three accomplices, Yaw Sarpong, another person know as Eric Adjei, Nana Osei who are on the run, emerged from nowhere, armed with pistols and machetes.

He said they pounced on him and at gunpoint snatched the vehicle from him and sped off with his travelling bag containing GH˘2,500, two mobile phones, a driver’s licence, a voter ID card and two boxes of eye and ear drugs.

The prosecutor said, on September 22, 2012, Gyamfi and Osei were arrested when they snatched another Toyota Hilux pick-up from a different person at Dome.

During interrogation, they mentioned Isaac Anim as an accomplice who sponsored their operations, together with Pavis Susuawu and Nana Osei.

The prosecutor said after every robbery operation, the stolen vehicle was given to Susuawu, who drove it to Togo to sell and the proceeds shared among the gang.

He said Gyamfi and Osei led the police to Anim’s house at Israel, a suburb of Accra, and he was arrested.

The prosecutor said Anim admitted that the vehicle had been brought to him by Gyamfi, Osei and Nana Osei on the very day it was snatched.

He said investigations had revealed that the vehicle was driven to Aflao and handed over to Susuawu and the ‘second’ Nana Osei who had used an unapproved route to cross the border to Togo.
Source: Daily Graphic

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