Man Jailed 65 Years For Robbery

Handcuffed SuspectA Sunyani Circuit Court has sentenced Akulugu Apelega, to 65 years imprisonment in hard labour, for robbing an Indian businessman of GH¢33,111.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Frederic Adjei told the court, presided over by Mr. Ekow Mensah that, the accused, a ‘galamsey’ “operator at Akwatia in the Eastern Region and an accomplice, now at large, on March 2, this year, attacked Sunieeh Sudahkur, 25, an Indian and Managing Director of Mary-Ghan Limited and his brother Rajeph Maralee Ahalan, 27, at their residence at Anyinabriem, near Techiman.

DCOP Adjei said Akulugu and his accomplice went to upstairs the victim’s residence with a locally manufactured pistol and ordered them to surrender all monies on them.

He said Akulugu held Rajeph hostage while his accomplice escorted Sunieeh to his bedroom and demanded the surrender of all monies on them.

The prosecutor said before Sunieeh could bring out the money he was shot at close range by the accomplice who took away all the money being  kept in a drawer.

He said the two armed robbers decided to jump from the top floor of the story building since the door was locked but Akulugu could not land safely on the ground and fractured his left leg.

DCOP Adjei said the accomplice fled with the money leaving his friend to his fate. He said neighbours rushed to the scene and took Sunieeh to the Techiman Holy Family Hospital from where he was referred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital where he died on arrival.

DCOP Adjei said the residents later found Akulugu hiding in an uncompleted building and alerted the police who arrested  and sent him to the Duayaw Nkwanta Hospital where his left leg was amputated.

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