Two Nigerians who robbed a trader of GH¢5,890 and a mobile phone have been sentenced to five years imprisonment each by a Kumasi Circuit Court.
Monday Egemonu Chima and Ike Chika pleaded not guilty to conspiracy and stealing.
Police Chief Inspector Archibald Fandoh told the court presided over by Mr Amoh Yartey that, on February 2 this year, the complainant, a trader based in Kasoa in Central Region, boarded a Techiman bound bus at the Neoplan station in Accra.
He said the accused also boarded the bus and sat beside the complainant used a razor blade to split the jeans skirt she was wearing, a waist bag and an underwear when she fell asleep shortly after the bus took off and stole her money and mobile phone from her waist and hand bags as well as her underwear.
The prosecution said when the complainant woke up from sleep, the bus had reached Kumasi and realising she had been robbed, raised the alarm and after a search conducted on the passengers, the money, mobile phone and two razor blades were found on the accused persons.
He said the driver was ordered to drive the bus to Suame Police Station where a report was made and the accused persons handed over to the police and after investigations charged with the offence. GNA