Two young men have been remanded into police custody by the Tarkwa Circuit Court for allegedly robbing members of a prayer group at Quaison School near Tarkwa Market Circle.
Isaac Mensah, 20, unemployed and George Bentil, 18, plumber, were charged for conspiracy to commit crime, causing harm and robbery.
They pleaded not guilty to all the three counts and would re-appear before the court on Tuesday, January 30.
Detective Inspector Clement Amoah told the court that on January 5, this year, the Tarkwa Police Patrol Team heard an announcement on a local radio station that robbers had attacked a prayer group at Quaison School.
He said the team proceeded to the scene and found Kwame Yenzu, Francis Blay and Patrick Nuako traumatised because they had been attacked and robbed.
Detective Amoah said the Police Patrol Team escorted the victims to the Tarkwa Police Station to report the incident.
The victims are residents of Brenuakyim, Essanman Kakraba and Apowa while the accused persons live at Kwabedu in the Western Region.
Detective Amoah said on January 5, at 2330 hours, while the victims and other members were having a prayer session at the Quaison School compound, Isaac and George attacked them with a knife and axe.
The accused persons, in the process, caused harm to Yenzu and the rest of the members took to their heels for fear of being killed.
The prosecution said during the attack Yenzu mentioned Isaac’s name as “Ebo, I know you so stop what you are doing” and this infuriated Isaac more and he mercilessly beat up Yenzu.
Detective Amoah said after the attack the accused persons took mobile phones valued at 3,000 cedis, assorted Christmas hampers worth 1,500 cedis and a cash of 1,000 cedis and bolted.
Armed with that information, the Prosecutor said the two were arrested by the police on January 9 and 10.