A driver’s mate, accused of attacking four persons, including a second-year student of the Adisadel College and injured him with a machete on the school campus in Cape Coast, has been remanded by a Cape Coast Circuit Court.
Rasheed Kassum, 23, who pleaded not guilty to charges of robbery and causing unlawful harm, was remanded into prison custody to re-appear before the court on Thursday May 14.
Prosecuting, Police Chief Inspector Charles Yao Anku, told the court presided over by Ms. Sedina Agbemava that the second year student and the another victims, his sibling, live on the school campus because their father is a member of staff.
He said on Monday, April 20, at about 2030 hrs, the victims were returning home from town when, Kassum a resident of Antem , a surburb near the school campus, attacked them with a machete, demanding their phones and money.
The victims resisted him, resulting in a struggle between the student and Kassum during which kassum inflicted matchete wounds on the student's right wrist and managed to escape with a mobile phone belonging to one of them.
However, the victims had already recognized him as a a labourer who used to work for a deceased teacher of the school.
Chief Inspector Anku said the following day, the student , a member of the school’s cadet corps, mobilised his colleagues, arrested kassum and handed him over to the Criminals Investigations Department of the Police in Cape Coast.
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