Bullion Van ‘Robberies’: 2 More Busted And Dragged To Court
Two more people have been detained and charged in an Accra Circuit Court for allegedly participating in a series of bullion van robberies in the Greater Accra Region.
Six people have been accused with abetment of robbery, including G/Const. Nelson Tetteh, a police officer, and Buba Zakari, called Rasta, a motorcycle technician.
Constables Yaro Afisu Ibrahim, Albert Ofosu alias Cypher, Richard Boadu aka Osor, and Rabiu Jambedu, as well as new accused persons, are charged with two charges of attempted robbery and abetment of robbery, to which they have all pled not guilty.
According to court documents, the accused suspects attacked and fired at a bullion van with registration number GN 424-14 in North Kaneshie on February 22, 2022, equipped with AK47 assault rifles, in an effort to steal an unspecified quantity of money belonging to Mon-Tran Ghana Ltd.
The accused people’ lawyers took turns pleading with the judge to grant them bail awaiting their trial.
Constable Yaro Afisu Ibrahim’s lawyer, Justin Pwavra Teriwaja, requested the court not to cite the harshness of the punishment as a reason for refusing bail pending trial in his plea.
He claims his client is a serving police officer with a fixed address who meets all of the requirements for bail set out in Section 96 of Act 30.
Constable Albert Ofosu’s lawyer, David Bondori, informed the court that the accused has a fixed address and persons of substance who are willing to stand sureties for him.
Constable Richard Boadu’s lawyer, Divine Dotse Tettey, said the accused were first arraigned on March 9, 2022, and the prosecution has yet to file any disclosures, adding that the prosecution is unduly delaying the trial, necessitating the accused’s bail.
Constable Rabiu Jambedu’s lawyer, Jango Nuhu, said his client is not a flight risk, while G/Const. Nelson Tetteh and Buba Zakari’s lawyer, Andrew Vortia, informed the court that the allegations against his clients are bailable and that the accused will appear in court.