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Nine Witnesses to Testify in Ex-2nd Lady Robbery Trial

Earlier, the Accra High Court 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.

At the trial of Yahuza Osumanu, accused of robbing former 2nd Lady, Matilda Amissah-Arthur, the Accra High Court is set to hear nine witnesses arranged by state prosecutors

On Thursday, June 6, 2024, the prosecution submitted their third set of disclosures, comprising documents that will serve as evidence to support their arguments.

Earlier, the Accra High Court 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.

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The court on Thursday, May 16, 2024, said the accused may likely dodge the trial if the request for bail is granted.

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“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.

Representing the state on Thursday, June 6, 2024, Amanda Awadey appeared before Justice Lydia Osei Marfo and informed the court that they had a third batch of disclosures to present.

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When the Court inquired about the contents of the latest disclosures, she responded “Witness statements and some evidence we want to rely on, that should be the last batch so my lady can give us a date to ensure that counsel is served.”

Justice Lydia Osei Marfo has since adjourned the case to June 20, 2024, for the Case Management Conference.

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.

“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, jewellery worth $50,000, and more,” Prosecutors had said in case filings.

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