Two people were sentenced to 25 years imprisonment by an Accra Circuit Court yesterday, for their involvement in separate robbery cases.
They were Awudu Ibrahim, a motorcycle mechanic, and Emmanuel Lamptey, a tiler.
Ibrahim and Lamptey would serve 10 and 15 years respectively, for conspiracy to commit crime, to wit, robbery.
Deputy Superintendent (DSP) Patrick A. Morkeh (who died last year), prosecuting then, told the court presided by Justice Francis Obiri, a High Court judge sitting with additional responsibilities, that Ibrahim was arrested on March 7, 2014.
He said at 2:30 dawn,on the said date the accused with two others, now at large, broke into the house of the complainant, attacked the family and made away with GH¢2,000, an i-phone and a Nokia phone.
Complainant raised the alarm as the accused were escaping through the kitchen window.
DSP Morkeh said one of the rescuers shot Ibrahim in the buttock, but the two others escaped with the booty.
Ibrahim, was taken to the Police Hospital and later discharged, and stated in his caution statement that he went to the complainant’s house to steal a gas cylinder.
Emmanuel Lamptey was said to have robbed a cement salesman at Kasoa-Tuba in the Central Region, on November 27, 2014.
The prosecutor said Lamptey and his accomplice, Issahaku, also at large, entered the complainant’s shop at 2:30 p.m. and demanded that she either surrenders her belongings to them or be shot dead with the locally manufactured pistol they were wielding.
The accused pulled the complainant’s drawer and took GH¢1,300 cash and GH¢194.00 mobile phone recharge cards and fled.
Luck, however, eluded Lamptey as passers-by arrested and handed him over to the police.
By Malik Sullemana