A 25-year-old man was remanded in police custody by an Accra Circuit Court for allegedly stealing a Hyundai Accent Taxi worth GHS37,500.00. Emmanuel Tetteh has pled not guilty to plotting to rob Prince Kyei, the complainant, of his cab with Peter Mintah, his accomplice who is now at large.
On June 15, 2022, he will make his next appearance. Meanwhile, his accomplice has fled in the cab with the license plate GW 6088 22. Kyei, the complainant, was a cab driver who lived in Ablekumah, while Tetteh, who was unemployed, lived at KI School in Kaneshie, according to Police Chief Inspector George Nana Akomeah, who testified before Mr K.K. Obiri-Yeboah.
He claimed the complainant was driving a Hyundai Accent cab with the registration number GW 6088-22 on April 12, 2022, at 1930 hours. The accused and his accomplice, Mintah, who is now at large, employed the services of the complainant to transport them to Dansoman when they arrived at TV Africa area on their way to Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra, according to the prosecution. On arriving to the SSNIT Flats, Chief Inspector Akomeah said Mintah, who was sitting in the front, instructed the complainant to stop the car and obey.
Suddenly, he grabbed the ignition key and switched off the engine, according to the Complainant, who also stated that Mintah and the Complainant were fighting over the ignition key.
Tetteh got out of the car and joined in to overcome the complainant’s resistance, according to the prosecution, where the accused person held the complaint by his neck while Mintah brought out a pair of scissors and stabbed the complainant in the forehead. The Complainant and the Accused fought and fell together, according to the Court. Kyei yelled for assistance, and individuals around raced to the situation and apprehended Tetteh, while Mintah managed to flee with the car.
The accused was taken to the police station, while the complainant was sent to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital for treatment, according to the prosecution.
During the course of the inquiry, the defendant admitted to the crimes and revealed that he and Mintah had been stealing cars for the past two years. He claimed that all of the cars they had stolen were sold to a man named “Virus,” who resided in the same house as Mintah in Dansoman, and that “Virus” had mechanics who worked on the cars at a workshop. The accused person brought police to the house and workshop, but they were unable to locate Virus, according to the court. The police have made every effort to locate him but have been unsuccessful.