Two to spend total of 50 years in prison for robbery

Kumasi, Two men arrested for attacking and robbing a man of his gold, cash and other valuables worth GH 31,721.00 at gun point have been sentenced to a total of 50 years imprisonment.

Justice Anim and Gabriel Asante had pleaded not guilty to the charges of conspiracy and robbery.

They would each spend 25 years in prison.

Nana Konadu Owusu Banahene, a State Attorney, told the court, presided over by Mr. John Ekow Mensah that the incident happened on January 24, last year, at about 1915 hours, at Kunsu in the Ahafo-Ano South Municipality.

The pair, armed with pistol and knives, attacked the victim, Mr. Frederick Tawiah, a gold dealer, in his shop, ordered him to open his safe and seized his gold, cash and mobile phones.

They also mercilessly beat up the man and stabbed him in the head with a knife.

The convicts from there continued to the chief’s palace on the next leg of their robbery operation but things did not work out the way they had expected.

Asante was overpowered, arrested and handed over to the police as his criminal colleague fled.

Asante later led investigators to apprehend Anim.

The State Attorney said some of the stolen items including cash of GH 1,850.00 and phones were retrieved from them.

Source: Ghana News Agency

   

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