Six accused robbers including a woman, have been ordered by a Kumasi Circuit Court, presided over by Mrs. Mary Nsenkyire, to be held in prison custody.
Emmanuel Ampabeng, alias “Shole”, Kofi Gyimah, alias “Barima Yena”, Kofi Nti, alias “Eto”, Kwadwo Owusu, alias “Buggie”, Richard Kwabena Kyere alias “Thunder” and Kate Appiah, alias “Maame K” are charged with conspiracy to commit crime and robbery.
They pleaded not guilty and would make their next appearance on Tuesday, September 20.
Police Chief Superintendent Emmanuel A. Akunnor told the court that the accused, armed with guns, attacked the Petroland Filling Station at Nkoranza near Kumasi, beat up the fuel attendants and made away with cash of GHȼ11,200.00 and a car battery.
The incident, he said, happened on May 12, at about 0130 hours.
The prosecution said the group again broke into a shop at Asenua in the Kwabre East District, two weeks after, and fled with an amount of GHȼ6,583.00.
They had earlier inflicted deep cutlass wound on the security man, Mohammed Halidu, leaving him unconscious.
Chief Supt Akunnor said the accused were arrested through the joint effort of the Asokwa police and the Counter Terrorist Unit.
Two vehicles – BMW and Toyota Corolla, alongside safe boxes, iron bars, steel cutter and chisels, were retrieved from them.
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