This was after the Asankragua Magistrate Court presided over by Mr Joseph Mensah, indicated that it had no jurisdiction in hearing the case.
The suspects and their accomplices will, however, face the Takoradi Circuit Court in their next appearance on May 26, 2020, correspondent at Asankragua Ivy Acheampongmaa told Dailymailgh.com.
The duo have been named as 35-year-old Anas Adams, who is stationed at the Jubilee House and George Osei, an operative at the popular Asomdwee Park in Accra.
The rest of the suspects include; George Ohene Adjei 56 years, driver and owner of the vehicle; Jonathan Aryer 28 years, Unemployed; Agyeman Jackson, 29 years, Unemployed; Isaac Okuampah 29 years painter; Patrick Fordjour, 29 years, taxi Driver, Kumasi; and Samuel Obeng 35, who was allegedly dismissed as a soldier from the Ghana Army and Kofi Asante, the alleged leader of the gang, who managed to escape.
Investigators reveal that on Saturday, April 25, 2020, the armed gang, raided a yet-to-be identified mining site near a place called Attala, about two hours drive from Asankragwa at about 4am to commit the crime.
Disguised as security personnel, suspect Samuel Obeng allegedly wore one of the uniforms bearing the rank of Sergeant while Agyeman Jackson wore another with the rank of a Private to carry out the operation, police reveal.
The gang, subjected some of the workers to beatings, handcuffed and tied them with ropes and abandoned them to their fate and robbed them of their gold concentrate.
They were, however, arrested by the police following a tip off and processed before the court. They are facing a provisional charge of conspiracy to committing crime and committing crime to wit robbery.
Source: Daily Mail GH