Bridegroom arrested at altar pleads guilty to robbery act

The bridegroom who was arrested on his wedding day for allegedly robbing a Chinese national to the tune of GHȼ18,000 has admitted to committing the crime.

The accused, Aaron Acquah was arrested last Saturday at the Aldersgate Methodist Church at Anaji in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis of the Western Region when he was about to exchange vows with his bride.

He was subsequently arraigned before a Prestea Magistrate court presided over by Mr Frank Addo Ashietey on Monday.

According to The Chronicle report, the accused who appeared in court wearing a white shirt over a pair of black trouser pleaded guilty with explanation to the charge of robbery.

He was consequently remanded into prison custody to reappear on May 3, 2016.

Background

According to the Prestea-Huni Valley District Crime Officer, ASP Emmanuel Nwinsori, Ackah and two others allegedly attacked a Chinese worker with machetes and robbed him of GH¢18,000 at Aniamote, a village near Bogoso, on Wednesday, March 30, 2016.

One of the two accomplices has been identified only as Oppong, while the other has been named as Kwame Anu. Both are at large.

Ackah, he said, was easily identified by the victim and was traced to Takoradi, where he was set to marry his girlfriend last Saturday.

 

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