A Kumasi Circuit Court has sentenced a 23-year old ex-convict to 15-years in hard labor for robbing a cabby of his taxi.
Nsor Adongo, a driver, was released two weeks ago from the Kumasi Central Prison after serving six years in jail for stealing.
Adongo pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to commit crime and robbery and the court, presided over by Mrs. Lydia Osei Marfo, sentenced him on his own plea.
Passing the judgment, Mrs. Osei Marfo ordered that, the Mazda Demio taxi cab with registration number AW 2413-13, which Adongo snatched together with an accomplice be released to the complainant, Rahman Seidu, who resides at Tafo Pankrono in Kumasi.
Police Chief Inspector, Felix Akowua, presenting the facts of the case, told the court that, Adongo was a driver and a resident of Moshie Zongo, a suburb of Kumasi.
Prosecution said Adongo, together with his accomplice whose name was only given as Kwabena, also known as Kwabee, on August 17, 2016, at about 9: 00 pm engaged Seidu, a taxi driver at Krofrom, to take them to Bosore a town near Kenyasi, in Kumasi.
Chief Inspector Akowua told the court that, upon reaching a cemetery near Bosore, Adongo and Kwabena ordered Seidu to stop the car and hand it over to them.
Seidu, the prosecution said, refused to obey their order and so he was subjected to severe beatings by Adongo and Kwabena and eventually pushed out of the car.
According to the prosecution, Seidu and Kwabena sped off with the car towards the direction of the Airport roundabout.
Seidu, according to the prosecution, immediately alerted the Kenyasi Police Patrol Team and with the assistance of the other Police Patrol Teams in the metropolis, Adongo was arrested at Tafo Nhyiaeso, with the car but Kwabena managed to escape.
Adongo was then handed over to the Zongo Police Station but was however, transferred to the Kenyasi Police Station where his Police Caution Statement was taken.
In Adongo’s caution statement, he admitted to the offence and mentioned Kwabena as his accomplice and Seidu on the other hand identified the vehicle as his and Adongo was subsequently charged with the offence and put before the court.
From Kingsley E. Hope and Faustina Kwabea osei, Kumasi