Labourer gets 288 years for rape, robbery

A Kumasi circuit court has sentenced a 23-year-old labourer to 288 months in prison for robbery, rape and causing physical harm to his victim.
Johnson Duah, pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced on his own plea.
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Felix Akowuah, told the court presided by Mrs Mary Nsenkyire that the victim was an assistant administrator of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), who lived at Kokoso new site in the Kumasi metropolis.
He said on March 18, this year, at about 2:10am, Duah armed with an axe and machete, broke into the residence of the complainant, assaulted her, inflicted cutlass wounds on her and raped her.
ASP Akowuah said the convict took away one Toshiba laptop valued at GHȻ 1,800.00, three Infinix cellphones, valued at GHȻ370.00 each and several other valuable items.
He said the convict ordered the victim to give him money, but when she was unable to get him any money, he dragged her on the floor, inflicted wounds on her and raped  her.
ASP Akowuah said the complainant was admitted to hospital after the ordeal,      and complainant identified him when she saw the convict in the community after she was discharged from the hospital. – GNA

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