The three suspects
The three suspects

Three persons believed to be part of a car snatching syndicate have been put before an Accra circuit court, presided over by Francis Obiri, for allegedly snatching a Kia Pride from its driver at gun point and making away with cash and other valuables.

The three suspects
The three suspects

The suspects, Samuel Teye, a driver and Yaw Agyemang, were put before the court and charged with conspiracy to commit crime and robbery while an alleged accomplice, Naziru Yakubu, a scrap dealer, was charged with possessing stolen property.

They all denied any wrongdoing and have been remanded into custody while the case has been adjourned to December 17, 2014.

Narrating events leading to the arrest of the suspects, the prosecutor ??in the case, Chief Inspector Martin Acheampong, said James Annor is the driver of a Kia Pride with registration number GR 2760 ? 12 and a resident of Dansoman, whiles the suspects are all residents of Krobo Odumase in the Eastern Region.

According to him, on December 1, 2014 at about 2 .45 am the complainant was working with his KIA Pride around Dansoman when Teye and Agyemang ?asked him to take them to Sakaman near Accra, and said when they got to Dansoman Exhibition area Teye, who was sitting behind the driver, grabbed him (driver) by the neck and twisted it.

Furthermore, Chief Inspector Acheampong stated that while the driver was struggling to free himself, he became dazed and Agyemang, who was holding a piece of metal, used it to hit the driver?s head several times after which he was then thrown out of the moving vehicle.

The prosecutor said that Agyemang? then sat in the driver?s seat and tried to bolt with the vehicle but the driver managed to raise an alarm and Teye was arrested and taken to the police station while Agyemang managed to escape with the vehicle and GH?170, being the cabbie?s day?s returns, as well as a mobile phone.

Chief Inspector Acheampong stated that Teye admitted the offence and led the police to arrest Agyemang at his hide-out at Agbogbloshie and he also admitted the offence and said the vehicle was given to one Yakubu, a scrap dealer at the Komkomba Market in Accra who had agreed that after the operation the vehicle would be dismantled into scraps.

Explaining further, he said Yakubu was tricked by his accomplices to meet them for another scrap and was then apprehended.

He said investigations revealed that Yakubu was about to dismantle the vehicle into scraps so the Old Fadama police towed it to the police station.

The prosecutor said that they were dragged to the court after the police had concluded investigations.

By Fidelia Achama

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