The Three persons who allegedly trailed and robbed one Lydia Horsu, a marketing administrator of the Koala Shopping Centre were missing in court for no apparent reason, forcing the court to adjourn the case to February 24, 2016.
When the case was called for hearing, the Prosecutor Chief Supt. Duuto Tuaruka said the accused persons were not in court and therefore asked for adjournment of the case.
At the last adjourned date, the Circuit Court Judge, Aboagye Tandoh denied the accused bail, saying ‘’I cannot grant them bail now since investigations are yet to be concluded’’ by the police.
Mr. George Asamaney, lawyer for the three accused persons moved the bail application but his point that his clients were only facing charges of conspiracy did not convince the court.
The accused person are Michael Edoe Ahiataku aka (Old Soldier), a private security guard; Gilbert Osabutey aka (Obolo), shop supervisor and Frederick Sedro Kwame aka (Fred), a private security guard.
Two other accomplices Stanley Obaliko aka Mohammed Sulemana and Okoe Quarcoe, unemployed, are currently on admission at the Police Hospital due to injuries they sustained when a taxi driver knocked them down with his car during the robbery.
The gang is said to have at about 8 am on January 9 this year, conspired and robbed the victim of her Nokia phone worth GH800.00, a black ladies’ bag valued at GH200.00, a Koala ID card, invoices and GH100.00.
Sulemana is facing an additional charge of possessing one automatic MAB foreign pistol with NO PA151674189, six live 9mm ammunition and five empty cartridges.
Sulemana and Okoe are also standing trial for intentionally and unlawfully causing grievous harm to Lydia.