National Cathedral architect, David Adjaye, robbed of valuables worth $85,000 in Accra

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The Businessman and Architect who designed the National Cathedral project, David Adjaye, has been robbed of some valuables worth 85,000 dollars in Accra.

The accused person, Yahuza Osumanu, who is currently facing 26 charges of robbery and money laundering at the High Court Criminal Division 5, reportedly made away with Mr. Adjaye’s belongings in one of his operations.

The prosecution team, presenting the facts of the case said, that on December 11, 2023, Yahuza, at gunpoint in one of his operations at Ridge, took the Rolex watch and a Panerai watch valued $70,000.00USD and USD$15,000 belonging to the businessman.

“On the December 11, 2023, the Papa 51 police patrol team received information about a robbery incident at Ridge. On receipt of the information, the patrol team proceeded to the crime scene.

“When they arrived at the scene, they met the complainant, Margaret Alice Shaw, who informed them that she was lying on her bed when the, accused person entered her room, pointed a gun at her, and instructed her to hand over all her money and valuables to him.

She told the police that the accused person ransacked her room and made away with a Rolex watch valued at USD$70,000, a Panerai watch valued at USD$15,000 belonging to her son-in-law, David Adjaye,” the brief fact of the case contains.

Also, the prosecution team told the court, Yahuza Osumanu succeeded in robbing the former Second Lady, Matilda Amissah-Arthur of various currencies including GH¢3,000, USDS2,200, and €50 as well as a gold watch and necklace valued at GH¢20,000 and GH¢5000, respectively.

Two others have all been allegedly robbed by the accused at gunpoint of valuables.

Former Second Lady, Matilda Amissah-Arthur, others robbed ‘at gun point’

The accused, despite pleading not guilty to all the charges against him, has been remanded by the court which has directed the Prosecution to file the compliment of their disclosures while the case has been adjourned to May 2, 2024.

He has been identified to be involved in a series of residential robberies around the Airport Residential Area, Cantonments, Tesano and Ridge all in the Greater Accra Region.


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