Donkorkrom Cop-Robbers Face Committal Today
The Attorney-General (A-G) is set to commence committal proceedings today in the case in which two serving police officers and their civilian accomplice are standing trial for attempting to rob a Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB) bullion van at Donkorkrom in the Eastern Region.
They are: General Lance Corporals Daniel Kissi Abrokwah, Corporal Solomon Elvis Mensah and Hafisu Mohammed, aka Danjuma.
According to the AG’’s advice, the three paddies are to be charged with conspiracy to murder while the two police officers face an additional charge of murder.
At the previous hearing, Detective Inspector Simon Apoirsornu told the court that the prosecution was ready for the committal proceedings to start.
He stated that a copy of the Bill of Indictment and the summary of evidence had also been served on all the three accused persons, paving the way for the committal of the trio.
The trial magistrate Stephen Owusu accordingly set today for the possible committal of the three to the High Court for trial.
The three are in the dock over the death of Daniel K. Sarpong, 52, the driver of the GCB Bullion Van with registration GN 1354-15 in the Donkorkrom robbery.
According to the prosecution, the two Lance Corporals had the intention to rob the vehicle which had always come to Donkorkrom to supply money to the bank.
“The two accused policemen, who were on duty at the GN and GCB Banks respectively, decided to exercise their plan of robbing the bullion van of any cash it was carrying,” according to the prosecution.
The three, on August 16, 2016 at Mame-Krobo, near Tease in the Eastern Region, conspired and acted together with a common criminal objective to commit crime to wit murder.
The two policemen were at the initial stages of the trial slapped with additional charges of attempted robbery and murder.
In the murder case, the prosecution stated that the cops at the same place and date caused the death of one Daniel K. Sarpong.
The prosecution disclosed that on the said day, the policemen discussed the plan to rob the van with Danjuma, a cabbie who is their friend.
The policemen waylaid the van at a spot between Tease and Mame-Krobo, each armed with an AK 47 assault rifle at about 10:30 am, stressing that Danjuma drove his vehicle towards Ekye Amanfrom to monitor the arrival of the van.
Source: Jeffrey De-Graft Johnson/ The Publisher Newspaper