Four Men Docked For Snatching Lady’s Bag

A Kumasi Circuit Court, Ghana has ruled that four men alleged to have snatched a handbag belonging to a trader, containing her Samsung cellular phone and cash at gunpoint, should remain in prison custody until their case comes up on 9 October. The Court, presided over by Mrs Afua Adu-Amankwaa, ordered that the four men: Nuhu Toffik, Mohammed Amuzu, Issaku Mumuni and Richard Avaraves, reportedly committed the crime on 1 April, 2014 at Tafo-Nhyiaeso in Kumasi, Ghana. The accused are facing charges of conspiracy and robbery, and pleaded not guilty. . An Assistant State Attorney, Nana Ama Kessey, told the court that the victim had just got down from a commercial bus, when the four together with two others still at large, armed with guns and knives, struck. They demanded that she surrendered her bag and cash on her, which she did for fear of her life. The prosecution said before they could escape with the stolen items, Millicent raised the alarm and that attracted some people in the neighbourhood but they were scared away by sporadic gunshots fired by the robbers. The victim was later picked up by a driver in his vehicle to make a report to the police officers at a barrier not far from the crime scene, and their swift response resulted in the arrest of Toffik, who led the police to arrest the three others.

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