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19.10.2007 Crime & Punishment

Two traders jailed 40 years for robbery


The Agona Swedru Circuit Court has sentenced two traders from Fadama in Accra to a term of 20 years each in jail for robbery.

They are Kwesi Boamah alias "Stone" and Kwesi Baidoo, while two of their accomplices are at large.

Prosecuting, Chief Inspector Helena Aidoo, told the Court presided by Mr Charles Adjei Wilson, that the complainants were a mason, an accounts clerk and two traders at Kasoa in the Awutu-Effutu-Senya District of the Central Region.

The Prosecution told the court that the accused persons who claimed that they were traders living at Fadama, on October 2 this year entered the bedrooms of the victims at about 1.30pm, took them hostage and collected their money and mobile phones at gun point.

Chief Inspector Aidoo said they attacked the mason first and collected three mobile phones and GH¢11 (¢110,000).

She said the robbers then went into the room of the second victim and collected a Motorola mobile phone plus GH¢30 (¢300,000) and finally broke the door of the couple and fired a gun wounding them.

She said the accused persons collected their mobile phones and an unspecified amount of money from the couple and tied them up with a rope and took to their heels.

The prosecution said the accused persons were spotted by the watch dog committee members at Fadama in the night and arrested them.

According to the prosecution members of the committee handed them over to the Fadama Police who also handed them over to the Kasoa Police.

She told the Court that an identification parade was conducted where the victims pointed out those who attacked and robbed them.