Monday, August 11, 2014

2 Soldiers remanded in custody

Two soldiers who allegedly assaulted and robbed a number of residents of Kwabenya in Accra have been remanded in custody by the Accra Circuit Court.
Lance Corporal Dickson Reuben and Lance Corporal Mark Gwira Forkes were alleged to have attacked, assaulted and robbed their victims of their money and other valuable items at separate places.
They were charged with conspiracy and robbery and remanded to reappear before the court, presided over by Mr Francis Obiri, on August 22, 2014.


Prosecuting, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Mr P. A. Morkoh told the court that on August 4, 2014, the Kwabenya District Police Command had information about activities of three soldiers at Kwabenya in Accra.
He said the soldiers, on board a taxi with registration number GC 6971-12, had arrested, handcuffed and beaten a young man who they had forced into a taxi at Dome Pillar 2 and were being pursued by a mob.
The police, he said, proceeded to the Haatso Westlands Police Post where they met two soldiers and the mob that had besieged the police station.
According to the prosecution, the soldiers told the police during interrogation that they had gone to the police station to hand over a handcuffed man, Mohammed Abdul Fatau, to the police.
When the police took the soldiers and the young man to the Kwabenya District Command for interrogation, it emerged that the accused persons had rather attacked and assaulted Fatau without any provocation.
The prosecution said while at the police charge office, another victim, Daniel Ako-Nai, arrived and identified the soldiers as the persons who attacked and robbed him of GH¢200, a wrist watch valued at GH¢500 and other items.
On August 5, 2014, the prosecutor said another person, one Francis Osei, also went to the police station to identify the two soldiers as the persons who had robbed him of his 2,200 euros and later abandoned him along the Tema Motorway.
He said during an identification parade, three other victims who had suffered similar attacks identified the two soldiers as their attackers.

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