Court Remands Two Robbers For Attack On Pastor And Family At Teshie

Court Remands Two Robbers For Attack On Pastor And Family At Teshie

An Accra Circuit court has remanded two persons who subjected a pastor and his family to severe torture after robbing them at gun point in Teshie to re-appear before it on November 18.

Macday Ababire a student and Simon Sowah, a mason, made away with two laptops, three ipads, four assorted mobile phones, some undisclosed amount of money when they forced their way into the residence of Pastor Emmanuel Ayisi Mensah.

Two other accomplices, Dzidor and another person are said to be at large.

Prosecuting Chief Inspector P.O.Yeboah told the court that the complainant Pastor Emmanuel Ayisi Mensah is the head pastor of the Church of Pentecost, Teshie District.

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Prosecuting Chief Inspector P.O Yeboah told the court that on June 27, at about 1:15 am, the complainant was awoken up from hi sleep with a loud bang on his door only to realize later when he went to his hall that he was under siege from the said robbers.

Three young men, all wearing mask and armed with pistols and wielding machetes then subjected the complainant, his wife and children to severe torture, ransacked their rooms and made away with the items and the cash.

Macday and Simon were arrested by the Police on August 25 and during interrogation they indicated that they had robbed the complainant.

In the police’s investigations, the prosecution said the accused persons led them to the complainant's house and where they confessed that they were there with one Dzidor and another now at large.

The two robbers pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to committing crime and robbery and the court presided over by Mr Aboagye Tandoh remanded them into lawful custody to reappear on November 18.

CREDIT: GNA

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