Agbeshie Mensah

Godwin Kwame Agbeshie and Joshua Mensah (R)

An Accra Circuit Court will on Monday March 31, decide the fate of two robbers facing trial.

The two, Joshua Mensah, coconut seller and Godwin Kwame Worlali Agbesi, labourer are each facing three counts of conspiracy to commit crime, robbery and causing unlawful damage.

The duo are said to have robbed one Kwasi Amoah, a taxi driver of an amount of GH?65 and a Nokia mobile phone valued at GH?120.

Mensah and Agbesi are also facing charges of intentionally and unlawfully causing harm to the complainant.

When the accused persons appeared before the court presided over by Francis Obiri yesterday, they both pleaded guilty to the offence and begged for mercy.

The court deferred sentencing to Monday March 31, 2014, to enable the police to investigate whether they had any criminal records.

The facts of the case as presented to the court by Chief Inspector E. Afful are that Amoah is a taxi driver living at Dansoman while first and second accused persons also reside at Bubiashie and North Kaneshie respectively.

He said around 10:00pm on March 22, 2014, Amoah was driving his Daewoo taxi with registration number GS 3379-12 within the Accra Metropolis.

Chief Inspector Afful stated that Mensah and Agbesi hired Amoah at the North Industrial area near Melcom, to take them to Tesano bungalows, adding that in the course of the journey, Mensah, who was seated in front pulled a pair of scissors from his pocket and stabbed Amoah?s left chin, injuring him instantly whilst Agbesi, who sat at the back also pulled a cutlass and they both threatened and commanded the complainant to surrender his money and mobile phone.

The prosecutor averred that Mensah succeeded in collecting the sum of GH?65 and a Nokia mobile phone from the complainant and gave the money to Agbesi.

He added that both accused persons further subjected Amoah to beatings and ordered him to stop the vehicle, which he did. They then alighted and took to their heels.

The prosecutor said the complainant raised the alarm and with the assistance of the Police patrol team, both accused persons were chased and arrested.

Chief Inspector Afful stated that Amoah, on the same day, reported the case against the accused person for investigation. However, Mensah, in the course of investigation, told the police that while trying to escape, Amoah?s mobile phone, which he (Mensah) had taken, got missing.

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By Jeffrey De-Graft Johnson

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