Grabbed Driver's mate in court for robbing banku seller

Ishmael Abisiru and his accomplice allegedly robbed their victims of two mobile phones and daily sales in the sum of GH₡ 950.00.

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A driver’s mate has been put before an Accra Circuit Court for attacking and robbing a banku seller and her son at Rawlings Circle in Madina in Accra.

Ishmael Abisiru and his accomplice, one Bellem, now at large allegedly robbed their victims of two mobile phones and daily sales in the sum of GH₡ 950.00.

Charged with conspiracy to commit crime and robbery, Abisiru has pleaded not guilty.

The court presided over by Mr Aboagye Tandoh remanded Abisiru into lawful custody to reappear on November 10 for trial to commence.

Prosecuting Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Kweku Bempah said the complainant, Ama Afrakumah and her son, Charles Bonsu sell bank and Tilapia at a spot between Madina Rawlings Circle and Atomic Junction.

According to DSP Bempah, the accused resides at Ashalley Botwe in Accra.

On October 21 at about 02:00 hours, Madam Afrakumah and her son had closed from their point of sale and were going home when they saw two men approaching them.

When the men reached where the complainant and her son were, prosecution said the men pulled out cutlasses and threatened to kill them if they failed to surrender their money and mobile phones.

The complainant asked her son to give the men her hand bag containing a mobile phone and cash of GH₡ 700.00.

Abisiru, who was not satisfied, searched the complainant’s son pocket and found his Motorola mobile phone and GH₡ 250.00.

Later during the day, prosecution said the complainant informed a taxi driver of her predicaments. The taxi driver led the complainant a popular joint known as “soldier bar”. On reaching there, Abisiru was found drinking.

The prosecutor said the complainant quickly informed the Police and Abisiru was arrested.

When he was quizzed, he admitted robbing the complainant and he produced the Motorola mobile phone and GH₡65.00 to the Police.

DSP Bempah said Abisiru in his caution statement posited that he committed the crime with one Bellem, now at large.

Source: GNA

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