28.2 C
Accra

Man Accused of Robbing Former Second Lady Matilda Amissah Arthur Denied Bail

The court on Thursday said the accused may likely dodge the trial if the request for bail is granted

An Accra High Court has refused to grant a bail application to Yahuza Osuman, the man accused of orchestrating a series of robberies targeted at affluent individuals, including former second lady Matilda Amissah Arthur.

The court on Thursday said the accused may likely dodge the trial if the request for bail is granted.

“I am of the considered opinion that looking at the nature of the accusations against the accused and the nature of evidence. I am inclined to believe that he will not avail himself to stand trial when granted bail,” presiding judge, Justice Lydia Osei-Marfo ruled.

- Advertisement -

The denial of bail means Osuman will remain in custody even though the court had promised to expedite the trial, starting May 21.

Join our WhatsApp Channel for more news

Charged with 26 counts of robbery and money laundering, Osuman according to prosecutors attacked Mrs Amissah-Arthur at gunpoint, the same manner as he did with other victims in the suburbs of Ridge, Tesano, and the Airport Residential Area.

Some of his victims included popular architect Sir David Adjaye.

- Advertisement -

“Among the valuable items allegedly stolen from the victims are two Rolex watches worth $61,000, two Cartier wristwatches worth $19,000, an iPhone 15 Pro Max worth $1,000, jewelry worth $50,000, and more,” Prosecutors had said in case filings.

While you're here, we just want to remind you of our commitment to telling the stories that matter the most.Our commitment is to our readers first before anything else.

Our Picks

THE LATEST

INSIDE POLITICS

Get the Stories Right in Your Inbox

OUR PARTNERS

MORE NEWS FOR YOU