An Accra Circuit Court on Monday remanded one Nana Arkaah, a businessman, who was said to have conspired with two others now at large and robbed one Anthony Kodua Bediako.
Nana and his accomplices were said to have robbed the complainant of his Hyundai Santa Fe 4×4 vehicle, one mobile phone worth GHc 850.00 and an amount of GHc 350.00.
He pleaded not guilty to the charges and the court presided over by Mr Aboagye Tandoh remanded him into police custody to reappear on June 28.
The facts of the case as presented by Chief Superintendent of Police Duuti Tuaruka, was that the complainant is a banker, resident at Anyaa, while the accused person is a businessman.
He said on December 8, 2016, at about 2200 hours the complainant’s house was broken into by a gang of armed robbers numbering about eight, wielding pistols and pump action guns, where they subjected him to severe beatings and robbed him of GHc 350.00, one Huawei mobile phone, worth Ghc 850.00 and drove away his car parked from his house.
He said on May 27, a businesswoman alerted the police that she had bought a car from a group of men at Achimota at the cost of Ghc 32,000.00, but a check on the documents covering the vehicle at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority, Accra revealed that the documents were fake.
The prosecution said, the woman also told the police that, she had initially paid GHc 10,000.00 to them, and were persistently demanding their outstanding balance of Ghc 22,000.00.
Chief Superintendent Tuaruka said the police then asked her to arrange a meeting to pay them the balance at Tesano and in the process, the accused person was arrested who upon interrogation mentioned three others now at large as his accomplices.
The prosecution told the court that the police was able to retrieve from the scene at Tesano, a Toyota Fortuner which it suspected was robbed of the owner but abandoned by the suspect’s accomplices at the time of his arrest.
He said the complainant later identified the vehicle sold to the businesswoman as his, though it had been re-sprayed from ash to wine with a fake number plate.
He further identified the accused as being part of the gang that robbed him.