Driver, mate remanded over robbery

A commercial vehicle driver and his mate, who allegedly attacked and robbed their victim at gunpoint at Tanoso, in the Kwadaso Municipality in Kumasi, have been remanded into police custody by the Nkawie Circuit Court in the Atwima Nwabiagya District of Ashanti

Prosecuting, Detective Inspector Anthony Acheampong said Kwame Ampofo, the driver, and Osei Twumasi, his mate, threatened their victim with a locally- manufactured pistol and a pinch bar and took his mobile phones, cash of GHc 40.00 and other valuables.

Insp Acheampong  said the victim, Mr Obed Gyamfi, was robbed while returning from church at about 0430 am.     

Their pleas were not taken and they would make their next appearance on August 14, this year, in the Court presided by Mr Michael Johnson Asibey,

Insp Acheampong said the accused committed the offence on July 23 this year, after which a report was made to the Tanoso police.

He said the accused were arrested and after interrogation, they admitted the offence.-GNA

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