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15.04.2016 General News

Three to serve 25 years each for robbery

Three to serve 25 years each for robbery
LISTEN APR 15, 2016

Three people were on Thursday sentenced to serve 25 years each for robbing one Patrick Addai Koranteng at New Weija.

Jerry Danquah, a Driver; Isaac Donkor, a Cane Weaver; and David Asare, a Trader; were charged with conspiracy to commit crime and robbery of one Toyota Hilux, worth ¢120,000.00, one HP Laptop, worth ¢5,000.00, one Apple iPod, worth ¢3,000.00, and one Samsung Galaxy phone worth ¢1,000.00.

They also robbed Charles Hagan, the complainant of an external hard drive worth ¢400.00, four wrist watches worth ¢6,500, one computer mouse worth ¢100.00, one Samsung remote worth ¢30.00, two necklaces worth ¢500.00 and a pack of coins amounting to ¢100.00.

The three pleaded not guilty to both charges but were found guilty after the full trial by the court presided over by Mr. Aboagye Tanoh.

Earlier the prosecutor, Police Chief Inspector Edward Afful told the court that the complainant is an Engineer working with Shell Ghana Limited and resides at New Botianor while the convicts reside in the Sikkens area near old Fadaman.

He said on September 19, 2015, four armed men attacked and robbed the complainant of his V8 Landcruiser in his house at Attah Moses down in New Weija.

He said on October 4, 2015, at about 0200 hours the complainant was asleep when he heard a loud sound in the corridor leading to his bedroom, he woke up and realized that some people were breaking into his bedroom.

He told the court that unknown to the complainant, the convicts had already scaled over his fence wall after cutting through the barbed wires on the fence wall.

He said the armed men also broke the exit door and entered the house through the kitchen and broke the burglar proof behind his bedroom.

The prosecution said even though the complainant gave them an amount of ¢600.00 on demand, they subjected him to beatings, tied him up with his own flying tie and succeeded in robbing the above-listed items.

He said luck, however, eluded them as the vehicle had a tracking device on it.

Police Chief Inspector Afful said the complainant managed and called his company after the police patrol team from Weija arrived on the scene.

He said the vehicle was tracked and with the assistance of police communications, the three convicts have intercepted on board the vehicle at Tsopoli barrier on the Tema-Sogakope highway.

He said they were arrested and all the items stolen from the complainant’s house were retrieved in the vehicle and were sent to Tema and later Weija.

The prosecution said at the Weija police station, the complainant easily identified them as the people who evaded his premises as they were not masked at the time of the incident.

On interrogation, they all admitted the offences and also claimed to be responsible for the earlier robberies and led the police to Denu in the Volta Region where the complainant’s V8 Landcruiser was retrieved.

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