Source: Daily Guide
The Founder and Leader of Mogya Kokoo Church at Abofu near Achimota in Accra, has been arrested for his alleged involvement in a robbery operation in 2011.
Pastor Justice Osei Kofi, 48, allegedly conspired with two others – nana Ama Agyeiwaa, aka Nadia and Avo Kevorkion, a Lebanese, to rob the managing director of Cemix Company Limited of various sums of money, including Gh¢85,000, $320,000 and €110,000.
Nana Ama Agyeiwaa and Avo Kevorkion were arrested earlier, prosecuted and sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment each by an Accra high court, but suspect Justice Osei Kofi went into hiding until he was finally apprehended over the weekend at Techiman in the Brong- Ahafo region.
Briefing the media, DCOP Christian Tetteh Yohuno, Accra regional Police Commander, said Pastor Osei Kofi and his accomplices, armed with pistol and knife, attacked and robbed Mr. Jean Francis Mourad, the managing director of Cemix Company Limited, the aforementioned amount in 2011.
Suspect Avo Kevorkion, then employee of the company, arranged for the suspects to meet his managing director in his office after he had introduced them as customers who wanted to purchase a generator.
Mr. Jean Francis Mourad was attacked at gun and knife points where he was tied in his hands and legs and dragged to his washroom by the suspects.
The three then locked the victim inside the washroom before bolting with the money in a waiting taxi.
Mr. Jean Francis Mourad managed to free himself and raised an alarm that led to their arrest.
A prison officer who heard the alarm chased the suspects and blocked their taxi with his car.
Pastor Osei Kofi managed to escape with the money but Nana Ama Agyeiwaa and Avo Kevorkion were apprehended.
Pastor osei Kofi had since been on the police wanted list until he was apprehended through police intelligence at his hideout at Techiman.
He has since confessed to the crime and would be arraigned before court soon.