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Court remands two drivers for robbery

An Accra Circuit Court has remanded Alfred Zogli, and Michael Donkor, both drivers into police custody for conspiracy and alleged robbery. The accused persons, who pleaded not guilty, would reappear in court on September 19. Chief Inspector K. Adu, presenting the facts to the court presided over by Mr Aboagye Tandoh said the complainant Daniel Sackey is a taxi driver.

An Accra Circuit Court has remanded Alfred Zogli, and Michael Donkor, both drivers into police custody for conspiracy and alleged robbery. The accused persons, who pleaded not guilty, would reappear in court on September 19. Chief Inspector K. Adu, presenting the facts to the court presided over by Mr Aboagye Tandoh said the complainant Daniel Sackey is a taxi driver.

 

He said on July 6 at about 1300 hours, the complainant, who was driving a Nissan Almera cab with registration No. GW9335 – 16, was hired by Michael from Awutu Bereku to Dansoman Beach.

He said on reaching Dansoman beach, Michael informed the complainant to wait for his white man friend, who was coming to join them. 

He said while waiting, Alfred, drove another cab with suspect Erasmus Adama Nketiah and one other suspect, all at large to where the complainant had parked his taxi. 

The Prosecution said the complainant together with Michael, were intentionally arrested by Alfred and his team with the allegation that, they had stolen the white man’s money. 

“They were put in a cab, Alfred and his two accomplices brought,” he added.  He said suspect Nketiah introduced himself as a BNI Operative and the other suspect yet to be identified, brought out an ID card and introduced himself as a Police Officer. 

Chief Inspector Adu said Alfred then handcuffed the complainant together with Michael together and drove his cab to about 200 meters, the alleged Police Officer then searched the complainant and removed his mobile phone and his taxi cab ignition key. 

He said Alfred drove another distance and had a call, immediately he hanged up, he stopped the car and removed the handcuff from the complainant’s hands and pushed him out of the car, with the excuse that he was not part of those that stole from the white man and sped-off.

He said the complainant was able to pick the inscription at the back of the blue Nissan Almera taxi as “NO SIZE” used by Alfred and his two accomplices. 

The Prosecution said the complainant went back to where his taxi was parked and realised that the cab was nowhere to be found and in the process he made a formal report to the Police Dansoman. 

The Police Inspector said on August 5, the cab was traced to Adabraka and the complainant identified Alfred, who was then driving the same cab with the inscription “NO SIZE” at the back, as the very taxi used to rob him.

Alfred was arrested and his vehicle was impounded and on August 23 and the Ghanaian Times published a story about Michael and others, who were involved in a robbery case being investigated by Police Kaneshie.

The complainant came to the Dansoman Police Station with the copy of the publication and identified the Michael as the one who hired him from Awutu Bereku to Accra and robbed him. 

He said the complainant led Police to the Kaneshie Police Station and pointed out the accused person, Michael Donkor to the Dansoman Police. 

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