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General News of Friday, 2 February 2018


Tracking device exposes alleged robber

Alidu Mohammed, unemployed who is accused of robbing a Japanese Public Health Nurse and a Caterer of their mobile phones and monies at Dzorwulu has appeared before an Accra Circuit Court.

Mohammed was arrested when a tracking device in one of the mobile phones led the Police to his hideout.

Mohammed’s accomplice known as Yusif is at large.

Mohammed has pleaded not guilty to two counts of robbery.

The court presided over by Mr Aboagye Tandoh remanded him into prison custody to reappear on February 15.

Prosecuting Chief Inspector Victor Dosoo said the first complainant Hitomi Suzuki is a Public Health nurse with the Jirapa Health Directorate and Bridgette Adjebu, while the second complainant is a Caterer residing at Abelemkpe.

Chief Inspector Dosoo said Mohammed resides at Maamobi in Accra and on January 30, this year, Suzuki in the company of Allen Jiang, a witness in the case requested for Uber taxi services.

Prosecution said while they were waiting for the car, Mohammed and Yusif riding an unregistered motorbike spotted them, they then pulled up by their side, drew out a knife and a sharp implement threatened them and snatched her Suzuki’s small waist bag and bolted.

The bag contained one Infinix mobile GH 300 cedis, 100 Dilham Dubai currency and two Identity Cards.

The Prosecution said later when the Uber taxi arrived at the scene they drove to the Dzorwulu Police Post and lodged a complaint.

According to prosecution Mohammed and his accomplice Yusif also robbed several people including Bridgette around the same time.

Prosecution said with the help of the tracking device, the Police traced Mohammed and his accomplice and chased them towards East Legon but on reaching the Ghana Standard Authority near Okponglo, Mohammed and Yusif fell off their motor bike.

They then took to their heels.

The prosecution said the tracking device in the mobile phone led the Police to an uncompleted house where Mohammed had sought refuge where he was picked up.

When Mohammed was searched three mobile phones were found in his possession and including Suzuki’s handbag, GH18.50 cedis, 55 Dirham’s Dubai Currency and the two ID cards. GNA