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Court grants GHS80,000 bail to OWASS students over suspected robbery

A competent Court in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region presided over by Abdul Razak Musah has granted bail to the three final-year students of Opoku Ware Senior High School (OWASS), who were arrested for an alleged robbery act.

The teenagers, between 17 and 19, have been granted bail of GHS80,000 with five sureties each on Tuesday, 16 August 2022.

All three were charged with conspiracy to commit robbery, robbery, and unlawful damage.

The suspects students

Their pleas were, however, preserved and the case has been adjourned to September 1, 2022.

The three reportedly attacked and robbed a cab taxi on the evening of Thursday, August 11, 2022, at the Lancaster Hotel, at Nhyiaeso.

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When they got to the Rattray Park enclave, they insisted the taxi driver hand over the ignition key or stab him.

The driver is believed to have struggled with them until the car hit a wall not far from the Ridge Police Station and the Royal Golf Park Junction, drawing the attention of onlookers who rushed in to assist the driver.

Two of the suspects students were arrested by the police whiles the third suspect, who fled the crime scene, was also arrested.

Meanwhile, Management of the Opoku Ware Senior High School (SHS) has confirmed that the three persons arrested in a robbery incident in Kumasi by Ghana Police Service are its students.

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A statement issued by the Secretary of the Disciplinary Committee of school, Agyemang Duah Bismark, indicated that a delegation of the school led by the headmaster confirmed the identity of the student at the police station as soon as the news broke.

File Photo: Entrance of Opoku Ware Secondary School in Kumasi

“When the boys were brought for identification, it came out that they were indeed students of OWASS. They were Akwasi Adu Donkor (BY 2), and Owusu Appiah Raphael (BY 664). The third suspect who had absconded was identified as Asubonteng Osei Kwadwo (BY 76),” parts of the statement read.

The management, however, noted that even though the boys involved are students of the school, they committed the offense at the time when school and closed and they were to be in the custody of their parents.

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Below is the full statement 

 

 

Source: MondoKay Online

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