2 robbers slapped with 41 years prison sentence

Two persons have been sentenced to a total of 41 years imprisonment in hard labour by the Accra Circuit Court “One” for robbery.

 Isaac Agyemang and Desmond Opoku, both traders would serve 21 and 20 years respectively.

The prosecutor, Superintendent Duuti Tuarika told the court presided over by Mr. Aboagye Tandoh that the convicts robbed Boakye Boampong and Kwasi Boampong, a research fellow and electrical engineer at Sakumono estates on June 16, 2017 at gun point.

He said Agyemang and Opoku made away with a Hyudai  vehicle valued at $23,200 and other items  including two iPhones, wrist watch, recorders, Acer laptop computer, pen drives, a brief case and dairies, all totaling 1,570 pounds sterling and GH¢4,800.

Supt. Tuarika told the court that on June 16, 2017 at about 9 pm, the complainants returned home and Boakye got down from the vehicle to open the gate.

The court heard that when the complainant went back to close the gate, the convicts, then wearing masks and holding a gun, attacked the complainant and forcibly took the car with personal effects and drove away.

Supt. Tuarika said on June 18, 2017, the  convicts were arrested in their hideout at MacCarthy Hill in a swimming pool.

He told the court that a search conducted in their rooms revealed the stolen items.

However, during investigations, Supt. Tuarika said Agyemang told the  police that his friends Kwaku and one Dela, now at large, came to pick him up on June 16, 2018 but he turned down the offer.

Agyemang said on June 17, 2018,  he saw the laptop bag and the wrist watch outside his house.

BY MALIK SULLEMANA 

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