Man jailed 25yrs for robbery

A Kumasi Circuit Court, presided over by Mrs Afia Adu Amankwaa, has sentenced a man convicted of robbery to 25 years imprisonment in hard labour.

Mohammed Abubakari pleaded not guilty to the charge, but the court ruled otherwise.

Three other people, said to be his accomplices, are on the run and the police have mounted a search to track them down and bring them to justice.

Abubakari and his fugitive colleagues attacked the victims, three ladies and a man, at gun-point, and robbed them of GH¢2,075,160 US dollars and 400 Euros.

They also seized their mobile phones and other valuables.

Police Inspector Daniel Opoku told the court that the incident happened at Ahodwo on November 9, last year, at about 1:15 a.m.

The victims, Akua Forkuo, a banker; Afua Asantewaa Boateng, Theodora Cobbina (both traders), and their male counterpart, Geoffrey Osei Bonsu, who had then just returned to the country from The Netherlands, were on their way home after a night out, when the convict and his accomplices attacked them.

A formal report was made to the police and based upon an intelligence report, Abubakari was arrested.

The police retrieved a locally manufactured pistol, one of the stolen phones, a machete and a purse containing Nigerian currency, the Naira, from him.

The victims identified him as one of their attackers after his arrest. —


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