Crime

Labourer jailed 12 years for robbery

 A 21-year-old construction labourer, has been jailed 12 years by a Kumasi circuit court, for robbing a woman of her two iphones and cash, at knifepoint in her room.

Isaac Nsiah, the convict, at the beginning of the trial entered a plea of not guilty, but was found guilty by the court, when he later admitted the offence in course of the trial.    

 Police Chief Inspector Timothy Amoako told the court presided by Madam Mary Nsenkyire that the convict committed the crime at Achiase, in the Ashanti Region, on the night of 24th April 2019.

He said the accused forced open a window and entered the bedroom of Yaa Gyamfiwaa, complainant, and stole GH¢680.00 and two iphones from her handbag.

Chief Insp Amoako said the convict brandished a kitchen knife and threatened to kill the victim if she dared raise the alarm.
     
Prosecution said after bolting with the booty, complainant, who identified the convict reported the case to the police on the eve of Christmas day, last year.

 Chief Insp Amoako said the convict was grabbed by complainant’s children and escorted to the Achiase Police Station, where he was detained by the police.

The court heard that during police investigations, convict admitted the offence and led the police to retrieve one of the phones, and said the other phone had been given to one Jeffrey, who was at large.
 
The convict also admitted stealing GH¢680.00, which he shared with the said Jeffrey. – GNA

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