The three final-year students of Opoku Ware Secondary School (OWASS) in the Ashanti Region accused of robbery have been granted bail worth GHC80,000.
They were put before a court in Kumasi on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, following their arrest by the police.
The teenagers, between 17 and 19, made the robbery attempt on Friday midnight August 12, 2022. They have been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery, robbery, and unlawful damage.
Their pleas were preserved however, been granted GHC80,000 bail with five sureties each by the court presided over by Abdul Razak Musah.
The case has been adjourned to 1 September 2022.
They reportedly attacked and robbed a cab driver on the evening of Thursday 11 August on the Lancaster Hotel stretch.
When they got to the Rattray Park enclave, they insisted the taxi driver hand over the ignition key or stab him.
The driver struggled with them until the car hit a wall not far from the Ridge Police Station and the Royal Golf Park Junction, drawing the attention of onlookers who rushed in to assist the driver.
Two of the suspect’s students were arrested by the police and the third suspect, who fled the crime scene, was later arrested.