Court remands alleged female robbers


A Kumasi Circuit Court presided over by Mr. Ekow Mensah, has ordered three women arrested over alleged robbery to be held in prison custody.

Together with one other person, a minor, they reportedly attacked and robbed a taxi driver of his cash and mobile phone at knife point.

The pleas of Mavis Darkoaa, Sally Sarfo and Abena Asantewaa were not taken and they would make their next appearance on April 8.

Their other accomplice, aged 16 years, was however, granted a GHȼ10,000 bail with two sureties.

Police Chief Superintendent Emmanuel Akunnor told the court that the incident happened on March 9, at about 2330 hours.

The accused engaged the services of the victim, Kwadwo Obeng, to carry them in his Toyota Echo taxi from Asafo to Afful-Nkwanta.

He said as they neared the Anhwiam Clinic, Darkoaa drew a knife and ordered the victim to put off the car engine, hand over the ignition key, money and everything on him.

The accused succeeded in forcibly removing his cash of GHȼ145.00 and Huawei mobile phone valued at GHȼ350.00 and fled.

Obeng raised the alarm and assisted by passersby, Sarpong was arrested after a hot chase.

She led the police to arrest her other three colleagues, the next day.

The prosecution informed the court that the docket was being sent to the Attorney-General’s Department for advice.


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