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Tracking device causes alleged robber’s arrest

An unemployed man, Alidu Mohammed, who is accused of robbing a Japanese Public Health Nurse and a Caterer of their mobile phones and money at Dzorwulu has appeared before an Accra Circuit Court.

Mohammed was arrested when a tracking device in one of the mobile phones led the Police to his hideout.

The Police are on the hunt for his accomplice, known as Yusif, who is currently at large.

Mohammed pleaded not guilty to two counts of robbery when he appeared before the court.

The court, presided over by Aboagye Tandoh, remanded him into prison custody to reappear on February 15.

Prosecuting, Chief Inspector Victor Dosoo said the first complainant Hitomi Suzuki is a Public Health nurse with the Jirapa Health Directorate and Bridgette Adjebu, the second complainant is a caterer residing at Abelemkpe while Mohammed resides at Maamobi in Accra.

He narrated that on January 30, this year, Suzuki in the company of Allen Jiang, a witness in the case, requested for Uber taxi services.

The prosecution said while they were waiting for the car, Mohammed and Yusif, riding an unregistered motorbike spotted them, pulled up by their side, drew out a knife and another sharp implement with which they threatened them and snatched Suzuki’s small waist bag and bolted.

The bag contained one Infinix mobile worth GH¢ 300, 100 Dilham Dubai bills and two Identity Cards.

The Prosecution said when the Uber taxi eventually arrived at the scene they drove to the Dzorwulu Police Post and lodged a complaint.

According to prosecution Mohammed and his accomplice, Yusif had also robbed several people including Bridgette around the same time.

The prosecution said with the help of the tracking device, the Police traced Mohammed and his accomplice and chased them towards East Legon but on reaching the Ghana Standard Authority near Okponglo, Mohammed and Yusif fell off their motorbike.

They then took to their heels with the officers in pursuit.

The prosecution said the tracking device in the mobile phone led the Police to an uncompleted house where Mohammed had sought refuge and was picked up.

When Mohammed was searched, three mobile phones were found in his possession and including Suzuki’s handbag, GH¢ 18.50, 55 Dirham’s Dubai and the two ID cards.

Source: GNA