A student of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, who has been accused of killing a Uber driver in Kumasi, has been remanded by a district court at Mampongten in the Ashanti Region.
The suspect, Awuah Emmanuel, 23, will be in police custody while investigations continue. He is facing the court on murder charges.
The court presided over by judge Thomas Boadi Soyori also issued a bench warrant for the arrest of another suspect, who is on the run and named as Akeem aka “Cross”.
Prosecuting, Detective Seargent S. K Oppong told the court that the suspect and the deceased – Thomas Kwame Danso – stayed in the same house at Krofrom in Kumasi.
He said on Saturday, July 11, the suspect lured the deceased to a thick forest near Nkawie/Toase in Kumasi and robbed the deceased of his Toyota Corolla vehicle with registration number GE 1436 -18.
The deceased during the attack died at the scene while the suspects absconded with the vehicle and later changed its registration and chassis numbers.
Owner of the vehicle who could not trace the whereabouts of the deceased and his vehicle reported the matter to the police for action.
Awuah was, however, arrested with other occupants in the said vehicle at Ahyeresu, near Nyinahin upon intelligence and handed over to the police on Tuesday, July 14.
He was rearrested by police at Tafo/Pankrono in Kumasi and subsequently arraigned.
Sitting continues on August 3, 2020.
Source: Daily Mail GH