2 armed robbers jailed 40years

Two people who armed themselves with cutlasses and robbed three households of items and monies, have been sentenced to a total of 40 years in prison by an Accra Circuit Court.

Michael Adjei Osekre, aka Baby Face, unemployed, and Sowah Tetteh, a labourer, were charged with conspiracy to commit crime and robbery.

They were found guilty on the charges and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment each by the court, presided over by Mr Justice Francis Obiri.

The court also sentenced Yaw Appiah, a businessman, to 10 years for dishonestly receiving the stolen items and offering them for sale in his shop.

Osekre and Tetteh robbed Samuel Arthur of his laptop valued at GH¢800, a phone and cash of GH¢1,980.

They also robbed Ronald Asare Arthur of his laptop, a mobile phone worth GH¢1,300 and cash of GH¢150 as well as, one Duke Ofosu Arthur of two phones valued at GH¢340.

Chief Superintendent of Police, Mr Duuti Tuaruka, the prosecutor, told the court that, the three complainants live at Teshie-Nungua where the convicts also reside.

He said on February 3, 2013, Osekre and Tetteh went to the house of the three complainants and threatened them to hand over their items or risk their lives.

During the operation, the convict slashed the hand of Ronald and when Duke woke up from his sleep; Tetteh slapped him with the cutlass and threatened to kill him if he raised an alarm.

The convicts also moved to Samuel’s room and robbed him of his laptop and GH¢150 cash and sold all the items to Appiah.

On June 25, 2013, Tetteh was arrested at Kwame Nkrumah Circle when he attempted to sell some of his booty from another robbery.

The prosecution said Osekre mentioned Appiah as the one who bought their booty and sold them at his shop.

On June 29, 2013,  the police searched the house of Appiah and retrieved phones, including that of the complainants, flat screen television sets and sound systems of which he could not produce receipts covering them. GNA

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