Kola Josue, a jobless Togolese, was remanded into police custody by an Accra Circuit Court after being accused of using a rope to allegedly strangle a driver and steal his Toyota Vitz in Lashibi. Joshua and Ajokate, who are both now at large, are claimed to have committed the crime with him. When Josue and his companions tried to sell the car in Accra Mall, the police caught them. To the charges of robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery, he entered a not guilty plea. On August 10, 2022, the defendant is anticipated to make a second appearance before the court, which is presided over by Mrs. Rosemary Baah Torsu.
Inspector Jonas Lawer, who was prosecuting, informed the court that the complainant, Emmanuel Allotey, was a driver in the Greater Accra Region in Baatsona. Inspector Lawer claimed that Josue, a Togolesian who lived at Lashibi, and his accomplices Johua and Ajokate, both of whom are currently at large, met there on July 22, this year, to plan how to steal a vehicle from its owner. According to the prosecution, the accused and his cronies hired the complainant to drive them to EMEF Estates the following day at around 12:00 midnight when he was operating his Toyota Vitz cab with the registration number GT 5644-21 and functioning inside the Lashibi region.
According to reports, the accused individuals arrived at their location around 12:30 am, alighted, and made an attempt to pay the fare. According to the prosecution, Josue, who was sitting in the passenger seat behind the driver, suddenly drew a rope, tied it around the complainant’s neck, and dragged it against the driver’s seat until the complainant passed out.
According to the report, Josue and his colleagues forced the complainant out of the car and then fled, leaving him to his fate. According to the prosecution, Josue and his companions transported the car to Accra Mall early on the same day to sell it. However, it was claimed that the Police learned about it, went to the scene, and apprehended Josue. It said Josue’s accomplices escaped.
The prosecution said Josue sent the Police to where he and his accomplices abandoned the complainant.It said the complainant identified the accused persons as the one who strangled him with a rope. The prosecution said the accused in his caution statement mentioned Joshua and Ajokate as his accomplices.It said when Josue led the Police to the residence of his accomplices, they were nowhere to be found.