Judgement In Policeman And Three Others Robbery Trial Set For March 28

An Accra Circuit Court has fixed March 28 to deliver judgement in the case in which a Policeman and three others were being tried for their involvement in robbing a trader of GH 45,000.00 and 1,000 dollars in a supermarket at Nungua in Accra.

The date was fixed after the prosecution had closed its case, the accused persons had opened their defence and called their witnesses and also closed their case.

The court presided over by Mr. Aboagye Tandoh ordered the defense team to filed their addresses by March 26 and set March 28 to deliver its judgement.

The accused persons are General Lance Corporal Raymond Amegashie of the Ghana Police Service, Ibrahim Ayirebo, a motor mechanic, Bright Dorkanu, a driver’s mate and Stanley Akorli, a driver.

They were charged with conspiracy to rob and robbery.

The four denied the charges.

The case as narrated by Prosecution led by Chief Inspector Victor Dosoo, said Madam Hellen Asante is a trader operating a provision store around the Nungua Agricultural Development (ADB).

The Prosecution said Amegashie was stationed at Tema Regional SWAT Unit, Ayirebo resides at Tema Community One, Dorkanu also resides at Ashiaman whiles Akorli lived at Tema Gulf City.

According to prosecution on December 12, last year, at about 2100 hours, the four accused persons planned to go on a robbery spree.

Prosecution said Amegashie who was detailed for a guard duty at Glotee Ghana, abandoned his post with his AK47 rifle plus 20 rounds of ammunitions.

He said Ayeribo also armed himself with a pistol.

Chief Inspector Dosoo said the two boarded a taxi with registration number GX 9514-13 driven by Akorli and proceeded to the complainant’s shop at Nungua.

Prosecution said Amegashie, Ayirebo and Dorkanu alighted from the vehicle and entered the complainant’s shop amidst sporadic gunfire and robbed the her of GH 45,000 cedis and 1,000 dollars.

He said after the act the accused boarded their vehicle and sped off to Tema and while the complainant reported the incident to the Police.

Prosecution said Ayirebo, Dorkanu and Akorli were nabbed at the Community 18, Abattoir Police Check Point and GH 19,500 and 600 dollars were retrieved from them.

He said Amegashie managed to escape with his AK47 refile and spent the night at Tema Motorway roundabout and returned his rifle to his station the following day.

The Prosecution said Amegashie in his attempt to escape was arrested at Tsopoli Police barrier.