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21-year-old driver’s mate remanded over robbery and assault

A 21-year-old driver’s mate, Jeffery Johnson, has been brought before an Accra Circuit Court on charges of robbery and causing harm.

Johnson, along with accomplices who are currently at large, is accused of robbing two individuals of their mobile phones.

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During the robbery, Johnson allegedly stabbed Ebenezer Dapaah, the first complainant, on his right hand before stealing his phone and that of the second complainant, Rosemary Akorli. Johnson pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Presiding over the case, Judge Afia Owusua Appiah remanded Johnson into Police custody until March 7, 2024. Chief Inspector Wisdom Alorwu led the prosecution, stating that the complainants, Ebenezer Dapaah and Rosemary Akorli, both worked at Papaya Food Company.

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According to Chief Inspector Alorwu, the incident occurred on February 17, 2024, between 1:00 am and 1:30 am, when Johnson and his accomplices arrived at the complainants’ house in Teshie.

Johnson allegedly stabbed Dapaah and robbed both complainants of their phones valued at GH¢4,200.

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Despite the complainants raising an alarm, Johnson’s accomplices managed to flee with the motorbike while Johnson was apprehended by locals and handed over to the Teshie Police patrol team.

Upon searching Johnson, the police found one of the stolen phones and the pair of scissors used in the robbery.

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