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Driver’s mate remanded over robbery, causing harm with pair of scissors

A 21-year-old driver’s mate, Jeffery Johnson has appeared before an Accra Circuit Court for robbery and causing harm.

Johnson and his absconding accomplices are alleged to have robbed two complainants of their mobile phones.

Johnson, during the robbery, allegedly stabbed Ebenezer Dapaah, the first complainant, on his right hand before robbing him of his phone and that of the second complainant, Rosemary Akorli.

The accused person pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against him.

The court presided over by Mrs Afia Owusua Appiah remanded him into Police custody to reappear on March 7, 2024.

Prosecution led by Chief Inspector Wisdom Alorwu told the court that the complainant Ebenezer Dapaah was a chef, and the second complainant, Rosemary Akorli, was a kitchen Assistant. They both work at Papaya Food Company.

According to Chief Inspector Alorwu, the accused is a resident of Teshie.

On February 17, 2024, between the hours of 1:00 am and 1:30 am, Johnson together with his accomplices, currently on
the run, rode their motorbike to the complainant’s house and met the first and second complainants.

The prosecution said in the process, Johnson stabbed Dapaah with a pair of scissors on his right hand and succeeded in robbing them of one iPhone X, one Huawei and an Itel phone all valued at GHC4,200.

It said the complainants raised the alarm and folks in the area arrested Johnson, but his accomplices fled with the motorbike.

The prosecution said the complainants identified Johnson and handed him over to the Teshie Police patrol Team.

A search conducted on the accused person revealed one Itel phone belonging to the complainant and the pair of scissors the accused person used in committing the robbery.

Source: Ghana News Agency