The Koforidua Circuit Court B has remanded four military personnel, an Immigration Officer, and a private security man into police custody for their alleged involvement in an armed robbery at Akyem Akanteng, situated in the Lower West Akim Municipality of the Eastern Region.
The accused individuals are identified as Sergeant Mensah Dominic (41 years) and Lance Corporal Tetteh Wayo (43 years), both stationed at the Jubilee House, and Lance Corporal Nyarko Bernard (28 years) stationed at ABF at Tamale Command Unit. Private Eric Anim (23 years), stationed at the 11 Mechanised Infantry Battalion in Accra but currently on leave, is also among the accused.
Additionally, Immigration Officer Richard Okyere (27 years), stationed at the Ministry of Interior, and Kelvin Marfo (28 years), a private security man at the 5th Hour Mining Company in Akyem Akwatia, complete the list of accused persons.
The prosecution alleges that on November 10, 2023, the immigration officer, Richard Okyere, who was in charge of a Mitsubishi L200 with registration number GS – 1116-11, executed their plan by picking up two military officers from their duty post at the Jubilee House. Subsequently, they proceeded to pick up the other two accused individuals.
The court, after hearing the prosecution’s case, deemed it necessary to remand the accused into police custody pending further investigations and legal proceedings.
This incident has raised concerns within the community and among security agencies. The court assures the public that a thorough and impartial investigation will be conducted to establish the facts surrounding the alleged armed robbery.
The Koforidua Circuit Court B continues to uphold the principles of justice, ensuring that all individuals involved in criminal activities face the full force of the law.
By: Ishmael Awudi