A vulcaniser was yesterday jailed 26 years in hard labour by an Accra Circuit Court for robbing a business woman at the Airport Residential area of her engagement and wedding rings, valued $52,000 dollars.
The convict, Anane Kwasi, and other accomplices also took cash of $10,000, GH¢8,000.00, a Hyundai HI bus valued GH¢45,000.00 and an iphone 6 costing $900.00, two security mobile phones and a security camera monitor valued at GH¢400.00, from Madam Ann Brewin.
The driver of the victim Lord Forfoe who masterminded the robbery, was not spared the rigours of the law as the judge, Mr. Agboagye Tandoh of circuit court “One” sentenced him to 21 years in prison on the charge of conspirary.
According to the prosecutor, Chief Superintendent Duuti Tuaruka, the driver, Lord Forfoe, said that he conspired with the robbers to rob his master, who was fond of going out at night thus denying him (driver) time to be with his family.
The prosecutor said that Madam Brewin (complainant) employed Lord Forfoe as her driver and that $10,000.00 was kept in the car driven by the convict on January 13, 2016.
The driver (Forfoe) engaged Boateng, who is on the run, to mobilise people to rob the complainant to stop her from going out at night.
Chief Supt. Tuaruka said at about 1.30 am on January 14, the complainant was returning to her house from dinner with Forfoe and upon seeing the robbers, he (Forfoe) gave a highlight to indicate that they had arrived.
And as soon as the securityman opened the gate, the robbers in masks attacked Madam Brewin, tied the security guard and made away with the afore-mentioned items.
The prosecutor stated that Kwasi drove the complainant’s Hyundai bus with registration number GY 387-13, and abandoned it at the Tetteh Quarshie Roundabout when the vehicle got involved in an accident and he attempted to run away with his colleague robbers.
Chief Supt. Tuaruka said that some by-standers became suspicious of the gang and reported the case to the police, who arrested Kwasi.
Further investigations led to the arrest of Lord Forfoe the driver of the complainant who admitted to masterminding the robbery.
By Castro Zangina-Tong