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An Accra circuit court has remanded Mariama Anetor, a trader and Edward Kofi Agbende, unemployed, into police custody for alleged conspiracy and robbery.

The accused pleaded not guilty and would appear again on March 30.

Chief Inspector K. Adu told the court that the complainant was Tormye Zegbedzi, a financial analyst.

He said on March 5, the accused met at a night club in James Town, where Mariama bought a drink for Kofi, and whilst drinking they discussed many things including how to get money to celebrate the 6th March holiday.

Chief Insp Adu said on March 6, at about 11am, Kofi met and ‘picked’ Mariama on unregistered motorbike at Odorkor, under the traffic light and rode to the Black Star Square.

‘’They went behind the square had fun and moved to Adjiringanor on the motorbike where they met the complainant sitting in front of his shop with his Apple I phone plus valued at GH3,300.00 reading messages,’’ he said.

Chief Insp Adu said Kofi stopped the motorbike, and asked Mariama to get down, and snatched the mobile phone from the complainant.

The prosecution said the complainant saw Mariama walking towards him, but thought she was a customer, but when she got to where the complainant was seated, she forcibly snatched the mobile phone and run towards Kofi, who was waiting on the motorbike by the roadside.

Chief Inspector Adu said she jumped on to the motorbike, but before they could speed off, the complainant, who was chasing Mariama, pushed the motorbike and they both fell to the ground.

He said the accused ran towards different directions, and the complainant chased Mariama because she was with the mobile phone and arrested and handed her over to the East Legon police.


Source: The Ghanaian Times