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An Accra Circuit Court on Monday remanded Samuel Osei, a porter and Kofi Sarpong, a barber for conspiring and robbing one Anthony Kweku Asare, on January 11.

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Samuel and Kofi were said to have conspired and attacked Anthony at the Awudome Cemetery Junction with cutlasses and robbed him of an amount of GH₡ 1,500.00 and one Exhause phone tablet worth GH₡1,200.00.

They pleaded not guilty to the charges and the court presided over by Mrs Abena Oppong Adjin Doku remanded them into police custody to reappear on February 2.

Prosecuting, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Patience Mario told the court that the complainant is a commercial bus driver who ply the Takoradi-Accra road, while the accused persons Samuel is a porter residing at Kwame Nkrumah Circle and Kofi a barber and resident at Awudome Estates.

She said on January 11, between the hours of 20:00 hours and 21:00 hours, the complainant sent his faulty ford GMC commercial bus to a mechanic workshop in near the Awudome Cemetery for repairs.

He later went back to commercial bathhouse called “Gye Nyame bathhouse,” at Kwame Nkrumah Circle to take his bath.

The prosecution said on his way back from the Nkrumah Circle, Asare was attacked by the accused persons and an accomplice one Afriyie, who is now at large.

According to the prosecution Afriyei jumped out from the Awudome cemetery to the roadside and attacked the complainant whilst Asare wielding a cutlass subjected the complainant to severe beatings and robbed him of the above listed items.

The prosecution said the suspects then bolted into the cemetery.

DSP Mario said a report was later made at the Police Station at the STC Yard and the accused persons were later arrested.

She told the court upon investigations the two accused persons admitted beating the complainant with the flat edge of the cutlass together with their accomplice at large but denied robbing him.

Source: GNA

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