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Driver remanded in prison custody for robbery

The Agona Swedru Circuit Court has remanded a 33-year old taxi driver in prison custody for his involvement in armed robbery in the Effutu Municipality and its surrounding communities.

The Court did not take the plea of Godwin Ameka, alias Kobbie, a native of Peki and resident of Old Fadama in Accra, and he will re-appear before it on 27th November, 2017.

Narrating the fact of the case to the Court, presided over by Justice Michael C. Ntumy, Prosecution Chief Inspector Isaac Amon said the wittiness is a worker at a filling station on the Apam Winneba Road.

He said on 25th September 2017, at about 1830 hours, the complainant saw two people emerging from a faulty car parked near the Filling Station.

He said the accused person was later joined by two other persons holding guns and on reaching the station ordered a lady attendant, who was on duty, to surrender all valuable items including mobile phones and monies, which she refused.

Chief Inspector Amon said in the process the attendant managed to escape, adding that the wittiness, also a worker at the station, saw all that went on and came out to assist his colleague, but was apprehend by Ameka and his accomplices.

Prosecution said the witness was marched to the station mart and ordered to open the safe, which he did, and was later marched to his office where Ameka took 80 Ghana cedis from him.

Chief Inspector Amon said after the operation, Ameka and his accomplices high-jacked a Daewoo Taxi with registration Number C/R 016-14 and speed off towards Kasoa.

He said the robbers, after Winneba Junction, attacked an Atos Taxi with registration number GX 5262-17, with passengers on board, and rubbed them of their belongings including four mobile phones valued at 1,650.00 and cash of 1,059.00.

They abandoned the Daewoo Taxi and speed off with the Atos Taxi towards Kasoa, but on reaching Kasoa they abandoned the Atos Taxi and absconded, prosecution said.

The prosecution said Ameka was later arrested in Accra for his involvement in similar robbery case and he was brought to Winneba.

On 23rd October 2017, an identification parade was held at the Winneba Police Station and Ameka was identified by victims he robbed and was re-arrested.

After investigations he was arranged before the Court and charged with the offence.

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