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Jobless guy remanded in custody for robbery

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A 27-year-old unemployed man was ordered into police custody by an Accra Circuit Court for allegedly stealing money and jewellery from a lawyer.

Malik Alhassan, alias “Goliath,” was accused of stealing 115,300 dollars, GH52,000.00, 800 pounds sterling, 3,000 Euros, and an undefined quantity of other foreign currency.

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He was arrested and charged with robbery.

Mustapha Mumuni nicknamed “Starboy,” a 42-year-old ex-footballer, and Zuberu Mustapha aka “One Corner,” a 25-year-old junk trader, were both arrested for dishonestly receiving.

Alhassan and Mumuni have both pled not guilty to their accusations.

But, Zuberu’s request was denied because the Court needed to find a Dagbani translator for him.

The prosecution, Superintendent of Police (Supt) Augustus Yirenkyi, requested that the accused be remanded in custody for additional investigation.

“Because of the statutory 48-hour period, we rushed the accused to Court.” “Please allow us some time to investigate the case because Alhassan stated that Mumuni and Zuberu provided him with cocaine to enable him to commit the heist,” he said.

The Court, presided over by Mr Samuel Bright Acquah, thus remanded all of the accused defendants into police custody, with Zuberu’s case to be heard on April 20, 2023.

Both Alhassan and Mumuni have pleaded not guilty to their charges.

But, Zuberu’s request was dismissed because the Court required him to hire a Dagbani translator.

Superintendent of Police (Supt) Augustus Yirenkyi, representing the prosecution, requested that the accused be held in detention for further investigation.

“We rushed the accused to Court because of the mandatory 48-hour deadline.” “Please give us some time to investigate the case since Alhassan indicated that Mumuni and Zuberu provided him with cocaine so that he could perform the crime,” he said.

As a result, the Court, presided over by Mr Samuel Bright Acquah, remanded all of the accused defendants into police custody, with Zuberu’s case scheduled to be heard on April 20, 2023.

According to the prosecution, Alhassan also stole another GH2,000.00, USD800.00, and unidentified quantities of other foreign currency, including her jewellery.

It was stated that after robbing the complainant, Alhassan instructed her to wait in the room until he and his companions left or they would kill her.

According to the prosecution, the complainant filed a report with the police, and police information led to the arrest of Alhassan, who was seen on CCTV entering and exiting the complainant’s apartment.
According to the report, Alhassan listed Mumuni and Zuberu as recipients of the stolen money.

According to the prosecution, Mumuni and Zuberu were arrested, and during the course of the inquiry, Mumuni admitted to collecting GH2,000.00 from Alhassan on March 27, 2023.

“Zuberu confessed receiving a laptop from Alhassan,” the report added.

Alhassan asserted that he provided USD500.00 to Zuberu and went on to say that Mumuni and Zuberu offered him cocaine to bolster his stamina for the crime.

The prosecution stated that efforts were being made to apprehend the remaining conspirators.

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