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18.04.2008 Crime & Punishment

2 Armed Robbers Jailed 60 Years

By Daily Graphic
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The Tarkwa Circuit Court, presided over by His Lordship John Ajet Nasam, has jailed two armed robbers for a total of 60 years for robbing a man of his mobile phone and his GH¢60 at gunpoint.

The robbers, Adama Idrisah and Sarpa Seiba, both farm labourers and Burkinabes, had 30 years each.

They pleaded guilty and did not show any remorse when the judgement was pronounced.

Prosecuting, Inspector Anthony Danso of the Tarkwa Police said the complainant was a 30-year old farmer living at Akurugu village, near Sefwi Yawmatwa, while the accused persons were Burkinabes resident at the same village.

He said on April 2, 2008, Idrisah alleged that his wife was under serious attack by a woman she owed an amount of GH¢40, and to free her from such pressures, he proposed to Seiba to rob the complainant at his village.

Seiba agreed to commit the crime and at about 1 a.m. on April 3, 2008, they armed themselves with two locally manufactured pistols and machetes and went to the complainant's village.

Wearing masks, the two robbers attacked the complainant and his wife at their village.

On reaching the village, Idrisah fired two gunshots and succeeded in collecting the complainant's Nokia 2310 mobile phone.

Inspector Danso said on the same day, at about 8 a.m., the complainant reported the incident to the police, who managed to arrest the suspects at their hideout.

He said when they were searched, the complaint's mobile phone, together with a spent cartridge, was found on them.

He said during interrogation, the two convicts admitted attacking and robbing the complainant at gunpoint.

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