Man accused of robbing Amissah-Arthur's wife denied bail

Yahuza Osman, the suspect, is scheduled to reappear on May 21.

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The man accused of robbing, the widow of the late Vice President, Matilda Amissah-Arthur, has been denied bail by the Accra High Court. 

Yahuza Osman, the suspect, is scheduled to reappear on May 21.

In her ruling, Justice Lydia Osei Marfo expressed concerns that Osman might flee if granted bail, despite the assurance by his counsel, Paul Asibi Abariga, to the contrary.

Senior State Attorney Amanda Awadey opposed the bail request, emphasizing that Osman posed a flight risk and was unlikely to return for trial if released.

Osman, charged on April 16, 2024, with robbery and money laundering, is accused of robbing a 76-year-old woman in Ridge, Accra, and assaulting Matilda Yaaba Amissah-Arthur during the robbery, striking her with his gun. 

He allegedly stole GH¢28,000, £50, and $2,200 from the former Second Lady’s home.

Furthermore, Osman is accused of robbing other wealthy individuals in upscale neighborhoods, amassing valuables worth millions of Ghana cedis. 

The stolen items reportedly included two Rolex watches valued at $61,000, two Cartier watches worth $19,000, an iPhone 15 Pro Max, and jewelry valued at $50,000. 

The prosecution also claims that Osman used the stolen funds to purchase luxury cars and apartments, including a Toyota FJ Cruiser, a Toyota Prado, and a Lexus.

He has been charged with 26 counts of robbery and money laundering but has pleaded not guilty.