An alleged armed robber, Daniel Addotey, who together with two others attacked people at a Total Filling station at Kasoa over a year ago, has been hauled before an Accra Circuit court to face the law.
The accused person was charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit crime and robbery but he pleaded not guilty to the charges.
However, his lawyer said they were ready to prove his innocence.
DSP Abraham A.Annor prayed the court to remand the accused person into police custody to assist in investigation after he informed the court that one of his accomplices, Abu Mohammed, was currently facing trial.
Francis Obiri, the trial judge, remanded him into police custody to re-appear on June 5 for hearing to begin.
Briefing the court, DSP Annor indicated that the accused Daniel Addotey Ado with a number of nicknames such as Daniel Attram, Rasta, Agudey and Policeman, is a landguard at Kasoa. Two of his colleagues are at large.
He noted that on March 25, 2011, the complainant who planned to travel, ordered his sales men to render account by 8:30pm.
According to the prosecutor at about 8:00pm, while the complainant was waiting at his office, suspect Abu Mohammed, who was wielding a locally-manufactured pistol, in the company of three others, escorted two sales men to his office.
Two of the armed men reportedly guarded the doorstep of the office while Abu Mohammed and another person searched the complainant and his sales men as well as drawers in the office and seized their mobile phones and GH¢4.000.
The prosecutor indicated that the accused, Montari and another suspected armed robber simultaneously subjected the wife of the complainant, Mrs. Comfort Boateng and two sales women at the mart to the same ordeal.
Before they entered the office, Mohammed allegedly shot one Dickson Anning.
According to the prosecutor, as the robbers were scaling over a wall behind the office to bolt away with their booty- eight mobile phones valued GH¢810 and cash of over GH¢4000, Mohammed slipped in his attempt.
The complainant boldly thwarted his movement and with the help of some nearby residents he managed to arrest him.
DSP Annor disclosed that the complainant retrieved Mohammed’s pistol.
The police, who saved the suspect from further attacks by the mob, arrested him and seized his pistol.
The complainant and his sales man, Dickson Anning were rushed to the hospital where they were treated and discharged.
Mohammed was arraigned before court after investigations.
The accused, Daniel was also arrested from his hideout at Airport Junction near Fetteh Kakraba on May 21.
Source Daily Guide Ghana