A Magistrate Court in Asankragwa in the Western Region has remanded into prison custody two Jubilee House National Security Operatives for allegedly robbing a mining company of their gold concentrate.
According to the court, it has no jurisdiction in hearing the case and therefore remanded all nine suspects into prison custody to allow for prosecutors to take the matter to a Higher Court
Our reporter in the Western Region revealed that the two Security Operative and their accomplices are expected to appear before the Takoradi Circuit Court on the next adjourned date which is May 26, 2020.
The suspects have been identified as George Osei, stationed at the popular Asomdwee Park near Osu Castle in Accra, and 35-year-old Anas Adams, who is also Security Oper.
The other suspects are; George Ohene Adjei 56 years, driver and owner of the vehicle; Jonathan Aryer 28 years, Unemployed; Agyeman Jackson, 29 years, Unemployed; Isaac Okuampah 29 years painter; Patrick Fordjour, 29 years, taxi Driver, Kumasi; and Samuel Obeng 35, who was allegedly dismissed as a soldier from the Ghana Army and Kofi Asante, the alleged leader of the gang, who managed to escape.
It would be recalled that MyNewsGh.com on Monday broke the news of Nine (9) armed robbers, including two operatives of National Security who work directly at the Presidency in the Jubilee House Operations, who had been arrested by the Asankragwa Divisional Police for allegedly robbing a mining site near Atalla in the Western Region of Ghana.
Items retrieved from them included a vehicle number plate with registration number AS 6646-20, gold concentrate in five gallons, 15 mobile phones, various foreign currencies, and four bags in which there were two military uniforms.
The Police in a report said at the mining site in order to effect the robbery, which happened at about 4:00 am on the 25th of April 2020, Samuel Obeng allegedly wore one of the uniforms bearing the rank of Sergeant while Agyeman Jackson wore one other with the rank of a Private.
The robbers subjected the workers to severe beatings, handcuffed and tied them with ropes and abandoned them to their fate and rob them of their gold concentrate.
“The supposed soldiers after the robbery, folded the military uniforms into their respective bags and fled in their vehicle. The workers managed to free themselves and ran away. The Police visited the scene and managed to retrieve the damaged handcuffs and the workers informed police that the suspects came there to rob them of their gold concentrate. The suspects are in custody whilst the vehicle and all other items retained,” a police report about the incident read in part.
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