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There was drama at the Koforidua Circuit Court ‘A’ when a suspected armed robber, Daniel Dzidzor, suddenly collapsed in the dock when his charges were read to him by the Prosecutor, Chief Inspector Solomon Keelson.
The accused was rushed to the hospital and has been treated and discharged but remanded into Prison custody.
The cause of the sudden collapse is not known but it is believed to be due to blood pressure .The incident compelled the Judge to adjourn the case to April 25, 2017.
The 28-year-old suspect was remanded into Police custody on April 4, 2017 during his initial appearance in Court. The Court also issued a bench warrant for the arrest of his accomplice, popularly known as Boys Abre, a notorious criminal and also an ex- convict now at large.
Dzidzor is a salesman with Aduboafo Co. Ltd and stays in Koforidua-Nsukwao.
The suspects are alleged to be part of a four member armed robbery gang terrorising residents of Asokore in the Eastern region and are believed to be involved in a recent robbery on two Nigerians and a Ghanaian in the Asokore community.
The accused has been charged for conspiracy to commit crime.
The Prosecutor, Chief Inspector Solomon Keelson presenting the facts of the case indicated that, the complainants in the case are Christian Tetteh, a building contractor, Andem Ita Bassey and Tracy Ogoe, both Nigerian nationals living in the house at Asokore -Koforidua.
The Prosecutor said on March 31, 2017, at about 2am, four masked armed men invaded the apartment of the complainants and broke into their rooms and robbed them at gunpoint.
Several belongings which included an HP Laptop, LCD 27 inches Sumsung Plasma Television, eight gigabyte pen drives, one wrist watch, a pair of black shoes, one hard drive, iPhone 5S Phone, one Nokia Lumia mobile Phone, one Orlg branded mobile phone all valued at Ghc3000 were taken away.
The armed robbers also made away with ghc250 and 2000 Naira.
Chief Inspector Keelson explained further that, the armed robbers proceeded to Christian Tetteh’s room and in similar modus oprandi, attacked and robbed him of one Motorola mobile phone, a Nokia mobile phone, two Techno Phones and one MPEG4 strong decoder.
The armed robbers also took away ghc800 cash.
The Prosecutor said the complainants reported the incident at the Effiduase Police Station and while investigation was ongoing, Police had tip off that, Dzidzor, had sent a Motorola Mobile Phone to Ultimate Phone Shop located in Koforidua for decoding.
He said, the accused was arrested but mentioned the name of Boys Abre, now at large as the owner of the phone who intended to sell the phone to him at Ghc170.