An Accra circuit court on Wednesday remanded Joshua Mensah, a coconut seller and Godwin Kwame Worlali Agbesi, labourer in police custody for conspiracy to commit crime, robbery and causing unlawful harm.

The accused persons pleaded guilty to the offences and would re-appear on March 31, for sentencing.


Chief Inspector E. Afful told the court, presided over by Mr Francis Obiri that, the complainant is a taxi driver living at Dansoman, whilst the accused persons resides at Bubuashie and North Kaneshie respectively.

He said on March 22, at about 22:00 hours, the complainant who was in charge of Daewoo Matrix taxi cab with registration number GS 3379-12 driving within the Accra metropolis.

He said the complainant upon reaching the North Industrial Area, near Melcom, the accused persons hired him to take them to Tesano Bungalows.

The prosecution said in the cause of the journey, Joshua seated in front pulled a pair of scissor from his pocket and stabbed the complainant left chin injuring him instantly whilst Kwame seated at the back seat pulled a cutlass and they both threatened and commanded the complainant to surrender his sale and mobile phone.

?Joshua then succeeded in collecting cash, the sum of GH?65.00 and a mobile phone from the complainant and gave the money to Kwame to keep,? he added.

Chief Inspector Afful said the accused persons further subjected the complainant to beating and ordered him to stop to which he did and they alighted and took to their heels.

He said complainant, however, raised an alarm and with the assistance of a police patrol team pursued them and caused their arrest. GNA


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