A motor rider, Daniel Akpablie, 25 and a farmer, Reuben Doh, 25, have been remanded into prison custody by a Ho Circuit Court for robbery.

The Court presided over by Mr Felix Datsomor remanded them to reappear on June 15, 2021, after they had pleaded not guilty to the charges against them.

They were charged with two counts, including conspiracy to commit robbery and robbery.

Prosecuting, Police Inspector Agnes Ahiable, narrated to the court that the complainant (name withheld) is a student of Ho Technical University, while suspects are residents of Adaklu and Ho, respectively.

She said on May 18, at about 10:30 pm, the suspects attacked the complainant and his other two friends, who were returning from the town to their hostel at gunpoint.

The Prosecution said the complainant and his friends managed to run away; however, the complainant’s mobile phone, XS Max iPhone valued at ¢4,000 fell in the process.

Inspector Ahiable said when the complainant attempted to pick the phone, the suspects threatened to kill him, so he bolted, and Doh picked it up.

She said the incident was reported to the police. The police acting upon intelligence arrested the duo at New Zongo, a suburb in Ho when they were about to sell a Techno Spark 5 mobile phone believed to be stolen.

Prosecution said during interrogation they admitted the offence.

Inspector Ahiable said Akpablie also led the Police to his house in Maryland, where Police retrieved a single barrel gun used in committing the crime.