One Suspect Remanded For Stealing At Wendy Shay Concert
An Accra Circuit Court has remanded a suspect for allegedly robbing some patrons at the Wendy Shay Concert held at the West Hills Mall.
Thomas Atiah, aka Lee Sparta, and his accomplices whose nicknames were only given as War Leader, Bullet and Assah, claimed they were tasked to undertake this unlawful act by one Yaaba.
The accused was charged with conspiracy to commit a crime, possession of arms and ammunition without authority’s order and robbery.
Atiah pleaded not guilty before the court presided over by Mrs Evelyn Asamoah adjourned the case to January 31, 2023.
The prosecution, led by Chief Inspector Samuel Ahiabor indicated that the accused person and his accomplices, currently at large, shared a common room together at a place called Borla Konkomba Market, near Agbogbloshie, Accra.
The prosecution said on January 6, 2023, “Atiah and his three accomplices planned to attend the ‘Shay Concert’ organised by Wendy Shay, a Ghanaian musician, at West Hills Mall Car Park, with the motive to rob patrons of their possession during the programme”.
Inspector Ahiabor added that “Atiah and his accomplices on January 7, 2023, running through the early hours of January 8, 2023, left the place of abode and headed to the venue of the programme”.
The accused person and his accomplices armed themselves with a locally manufactured pistol loaded with one BB live cartridge and entered the venue of the programme.
“The prosecution said between the hours of 12:00 am and 1:30 am on January 8, 2023, the accused and his accomplices moved to the Kasoa Toll Booth and started issuing instructions to people to surrender their belongings”.
“One of the victims, known as Richmond Okyere, who is the complainant in the case, was robbed of GHS300.00 cash, a Samsung phone valued at GHS500.00 and other valuables. According to the prosecution, other victims were not spared by the accused person and his accomplices’ operations”.
“A police patrol team went to the scene to confront the said robbers and they fled the scene. However, Atiah was nabbed by the police and a locally manufactured pistol together with the BB live cartridge was retrieved from him”.
The police are yet to arrest the two accomplices to face the law.
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