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Crime & Punishment of Thursday, 7 December 2017


Two cops in court for robbing Police Commander

Four persons including two Police officers have been put before the Koforidua Circuit Court ‘B’ for robbing a Police Commander.

The accused persons are Yakubu Salifu alias Adwenkese, Labaram Ganui alias Alex, Corporal Kissi Abrokwa and Corporal Elvis Mensah both ex-Police officers already standing trial in Accra over the Donkokrom Bullion Van robbery.

The accused persons have been charged for conspiracy to steal, unlawful entry and stealing, however, Yakubu Salifu and Labaram Ganui, who were present in court, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The two accused pleaded to the court to grant them bail over ill health but their plea was rejected and remanded into Prison custody.

Prosecuting Officer, Assistant State Attorney, Cyril Boateng Keteku submitting the facts of the case to the court explained that, the complainant is a District Police Commander while Yakubu, a farm labourer and Labaram, a trader live at Donkokrom Zongo.

He said, on May 31, 2016, the Police Commander who was on leave visited Donkokrom, however, he woke up around 4am to detect that thieves had broken into his room and absconded with his bag containing a pistol, two magazines with 30 rounds of 9mm ammunitions each and a cash of Ghc1, 150.00.

The Prosecuting officer said, the empty bag was later found in front of a drinking spot adjacent to the complainant’s house.