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Edward Kodjo Tawiah, a manager of a sachet water firm who allegedly robbed a family at gun point at Westland, near Haatso has appeared before an Accra Circuit Court.

Tawiah charged with conspiracy to commit crime, and two counts of robbery, pleaded not guilty.
His accomplice whose name was given as Eric aka Abodam is on the run.

The court presided over by Mr Aboagye Tandoh remanded Tawiah into Police custody to reappear on April 18.

Prosecuting Superintendent of Police Mr Kweku Bempah said Mr Edward Antwi and his wife Adwoa Antwi and their son, Carlton Antwi are the complainants in the matter.

According to Mr Bempah, Mr Antwi is an Estate Developer while Tawiah was the Manager of his late father‘s pure water company.

On March 28, this year, at about 3:00am, the complainant and wife were asleep in the bedroom when Tawiah and Eric armed with a pistol and wearing face masks broke into their room.

Prosecution said they ordered the complainant and his wife to show them where they kept their moneys they brought home the previous day.

Superintendent Bempah said Mr Antwi told the accused persons that he did not bring any money home. The accused persons dragged Mr Antwi from his bed onto the floor.

Prosecution said the accused persons tied Mr Antwi and his wife’s hands behind them. They collected Mr Antwi’s phone valued GH 1,300 cedis, gold necklace valued at GH 8,000 cedis and his wife mobile phone costing GH 5,000 cedis and her engagement and wedding rings estimated at GH 6,000 cedis.

Not satisfied with the act, they also entered into the couple’s son’s room and collected his GH 750 cedis worth mobile phone and a Laptop valued at GH 2,000 cedis.

After collecting the items, the accused persons marched the couple’s son to his parents’ room and tied him also.

Unknown to the accused persons, they skipped the room of the couple’s daughter who then called a friend who also called the Police.

Before the accused persons could leave the house the Police patrol Team arrived at the scene and the robbers on seeing them entered the various rooms in their bid to escape through the window.

Abodam who was holding a pistol attempted to shoot at the Police but the Police shot at him but the two managed to escape.

Tawiah who was injured could not go far and was nabbed by the Police.

An Isuzu Trooper with Registration number GR 8237-A used by the robbers was retrieved from the scene of the crime and same was impounded.
Source: GNA

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