Convicted Armed Robber Gets Another 25years

Samuel Kwame Akwetey, a mason serving 65 years imprisonment for his involvement in two separate robbery cases has been convicted in another robbery case, and jailed 25 years in hard labour.

The 35 year-old mason who pleaded not guilty was found guilty and slapped with the sentence by the Koforidua Circuit Court, presided over by Mr Ebenezer Osei Darko, who indicated that the prosecution had proved its case.

He is said to have engaged in about 17 robbery incidents in Koforidua together with his accomplice, Harrison Ofori (at large).

Prosecuting, a State Attorney, Akpene Motey, said that the complainant in the case was Maxwell Bukrow, a data officer at SSNIT, Koforidua, while the convict is a mason.

She said on November 21, 2013, at about 12:30 a.m., the complainant and his family were sleeping in their room when convict and his accomplice, Harrison entered their compound.

They started shouting for help, but they were warned to keep quiet, or be killed.

The robbers cut the iron bars, broke the louvre blades and entered the room.

Convict then asked for money and when the complainant gave him GH¢50, he told him it was not enough.

Convict took away a Toshiba laptop and two mobile phones of complainant and his wife, Cecilia Oppong Nyarko.

They scaled the wall into a bush behind the house with the items when they heard that the police had arrived on the scene.

Complainant, subsequently, reported them to the police.

On January 24, this year, convict was arrested in connection with another robbery case.

In his caution statement to the police, convict confessed he went to the complainant’s house on the said date with his accomplice, and that that the items were with his accomplice.

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