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    Sir Adjaye National Cathedral architect attacked by armed robbers in Ghana

    The businessman and architect behind the National Cathedral project, David Adjaye, has been robbed of valuables totaling $85,000 in Accra.

    The accused, Yahuza Osumanu, who faces 26 charges of robbery and money laundering at High Court Criminal Division 5, allegedly stole Mr. Adjaye’s possessions during one of his operations.

    According to the prosecution, on December 11, 2023, Yahuza held Mr. Adjaye at gunpoint in Ridge and took his Rolex watch and a Panerai watch valued at $70,000 and $15,000 respectively.

    “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,” Prosecution team presents brief fact of the case.

    Additionally, the prosecution informed the court that Yahuza Osumanu successfully robbed the former Second Lady, Matilda Amissah-Arthur, of various currencies, including GH¢3,000, USD$2,200, and €50, along with a gold watch and necklace valued at GH¢20,000 and GH¢5,000 respectively.

    The accused also allegedly robbed two others at gunpoint of their valuables.

    Although he pleaded not guilty to all charges, the accused has been remanded by the court. The court has instructed the prosecution to file the complete set of their disclosures, and the case has been adjourned to May 2, 2024.

    He has been implicated in a string of residential robberies in areas including the Airport Residential Area, Cantonments, Tesano, and Ridge, all located in the Greater Accra Region.


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