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26-Feb-2015  
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An Accra circuit court yesterday fixed March 5, 2015, for judgement in the robbery trial involving Prophet Daniel Nkansah, a former presidential aspirant and founder of the New Vision Pentecostal Church in Accra, together with seven others.

This was after the last two accomplices in the case – Richard Annor Baidoo aka Anold, auto electrician and Samuel Kweku alias Sammy Tuga, construction worker, had taken their turns to testify in the trial.

The court, presided over by Francis Obiri, had been hearing the specific roles the accused persons are said to have played in the alleged robbery of Stephen Ped Andam, the complainant and tenant in one of the stores of Prophet Nkansah at Atico in Accra.

Led in evidence by his counsel, CA Chambers, Baidoo said he did not know the complainants in the case and that the other accused persons in the dock are members of Prophet Nkansah’s church.

Baidoo stated that while in the office of the complainant, a member of the group Prophet Nkansah had brought, Sarfo, hit a table in the office with a carpenter’s saw.

According to him, the group did not pick any item from the office of Ped Andam except the bag he (Baidoo) carried at his back.

Chief Inspector Eddie Afful, during cross-examination, said the accused beat and assaulted the complainant and his worker, an accusation Baidoo denied.

He refuted the claim by the prosecution that they were led to the office of Ped Andam by one Mensah who was part of the group.

In addition, he rebutted claim by Chief Inspector Afful that he (Baidoo) was captured by the CCTV putting a laptop he (Baidoo) had picked from Ped Andam’s office into his bag and left the scene in Prophet Nkansah’s car.

Baidoo refuted the allegation that he had GH¢5 of the money Prophet Nkansah had given them to share, adding that he was not paid for any work.

When it came to the turn of Sammy Tuga, he said he did not know the complainant until he appeared in the court being accused of robbery with the others.

He stated` that he was at work when another member of Prophet Nkansah’s church called him on his mobile phone to tell him that he (Prophet Nkansah) wanted him.

He said neither he nor any of the other accused persons in the dock took anything from the office of the complainant.

In a cross-examination, the prosecution in reference with the CCTV footage, said the accused was a Rastafarian as at the time of the incident.

Explaining, Sammy Tuga, who admitted being a Rastafarian for the past 15 years, corroborated the observation of the prosecution, insisting that he removed his braids as a result of the case before the court.

Prophet Nkansah is facing six counts of conspiracy to rob and robbery with his son, Boahene Nkansah Jnr, and eight others – two of who are currently on the run.

They are said to have robbed Andam on February 1 of his Samsung S4, iPhone, Dell laptop with charger, cheque books, international driver’s licence, certificates, iPad 32GB and GH¢55,000.

Prophet Nkansah, his son and the 10 others are said to have made away with a Blackberry Q10 mobile phone and GH¢500 belonging to one Geshon Essel, while another person, Billy Apeku Ken, also claims his Samsung mobile phone, Dell laptop and GH¢750 are missing.

The fourth complainant, Isaac Tetteh Korgbey, is also accusing the prophet and the 11 others of the disappearance of his Dell laptop and Sony video camera. One Emmanuel Nana Kwaku Badu has also complained of his missing wallet containing GH¢1,000 and ID cards.

Prophet Nkansah, his son and the others have all denied the charges.
 
 
 
Source: Daily Guide
 
 

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