Two suspected armed robbers, already standing trial for robbing a boutique, have been hauled before court in a new case for allegedly stealing a motorbike valued GH¢4,100 at New Achimota in Accra.
Shamsu Alhassan and Mumuni Iddrissu have been charged with conspiracy to commit crime and robbery.
They are alleged to have threatened to stab their latest victim with a pair of scissors during the robbery.
A third person, 23-year-old spare parts dealer, Ibrahim Mohammed, has been charged for allegedly buying the stolen motorbike at a cost of GH¢1,800.
The three pleaded not guilty to the charges, and were remanded to reappear on October 8, 2020, at the Accra Circuit Court, presided over by Ms Afia Owusu Appiah.
The prosecutor, Chief Inspector Gulliver Tenkorang, said the complainant, Kassi Edward Kadio, was a resident of New Achimota, while Iddrisu and Alhassan also resided at Sukura in Accra.
He said at about 4 p.m. on July 12, 2020, Kadio was riding his Royal motorbike with registration number M-18-GW 6497 from the direction of Accra towards New Achimota.
He said on reaching a section of the road near Petroleum Flats, Iddrisu and Alhassan, who were on another motorcycle, spotted Kadio ahead.
He said the two crossed Kadio’s motorbike, causing him to fall.
Alhassan then alighted and pulled a pair of scissors to stab Kadio, and despite mustering courage by throwing a stone at his assailant, the robbers succeeded.
Chief Inspector Tenkorang said an eyewitness filmed the robbery act from a distance.
He said after the act, Iddrisu and Alhassan sold the motorbike to Mohammed, the spare parts dealer, at his shop at Agbogbloshie.
On August 2, 2020, the prosecutor said, Alhassan was arrested during a robbery at a pharmacy at Dansoman.
He said Alhassan mentioned Iddrisu as his accomplice, and Iddrisu was also picked up.
The prosecutor explained that a careful look at video showed that it was Iddrisu and Alhassan who robbed Kadio of his motorbike.
Police investigations also led to the arrest of Mohammed who allegedly buys the robbery booties of Iddrisu and Alhassan.
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