2 jailed 20 years for conspiracy to commit robbery

The Agona Swedru Circuit Court has sentenced Enoch Bonney alias Forget and Richmond Koranteng alias Arab Money, to 10 years’ imprisonment each for conspiracy to commit robbery and robbery.
They both pleaded guilty and the court presided by Justices Patricia Quansey convicted and sentenced them on their own plea.
In an interview with the Ghana News Agency, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Oppong Agyekum, who is the Crime Officer of the Winneba District Police Command, said the complainant is one Emmanuel Aklinu, a national service person, who resides at Ateitu, a suburb of Effutu, while Bonney, 27, lives at Sankror, a community in Winneba and Koranteng, 19 lives at Kasoa, both unemployed.
According to him, on October 20, 2018, at about 11pm, the complainant was returning home from the University of Education, Winneba North campus but on reaching a section of the road leading to the Ateitu township, the convicts, who had laid ambush, attacked him.
ASP Agyekum said Bonney pulled out a knife and threatened to stab the complainant, if he did not surrender his mobile phone.

Koranteng emerged from a nearby bush, pounced on the complainant and forcibly took away his Infinix Hot 5 lite mobile phone valued at GH¢500.00.
ASP Oppong said that after the act both convicts escaped into the bush, and the complainant reported the case to the Chief of Ateitu, who mobilised the youth of the community to arrest the assailants.
He said the complainant came and identified them as his assailants and in their respective investigative caution statement they admitted the offence. – .GNA

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