Ishmael Clottey, 29-year-old taxi driver was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment by an Accra Circuit Court yesterday, for robbing three people of a Samsung mobile phone and GH¢11 cash.
Clottey pleaded guilty to the offence and the court, presided over by Mr. Francis Obiri, convicted him accordingly.
His accomplices, George Attoh and Ottawa, are on the run and are being sought for by the police.
Prosecuting, Deputy Superintendent (DSP) Patrick A. Morkeh (now deceased) told the court that at about 11.30 p.m. on July 13, 2013, complainant and his friends were attacked by Clottey and his accomplices at the Kaneshie First Light.
Clottey ordered complainant to surrender his mobile phone and all other items on him to which he obliged.
DSP Morkeh said convict collected complainant’s Samsung mobile phone and his wallet containing a National Health Insurance card, receipts, a student’s identification card, and GH¢11 cash.
The gang also inflicted wounds on the complainant’s before fleeing the scene.
Luck however, eluded Clottey as he was arrested by a mob and handed over to the police.
A search on him, revealed a machete, a bottle, a bunch of keys and complainant’s Samsung mobile phone, all of which were handed over to the police.
DSP Morkeh said the convict admitted the offence and mentioned George and Ottawa as his accomplices, and also confessed using a pair of scissors and not a machete.
By Malik Sullemana