Three Armed Jobbers Jailed 120yrs

court.pngThree members of a robbery gang, have been sentenced to a total of 120 years imprisonment in hard labour by a Kumasi Circuit Court.
Akwasi Adembe,  Kofi Boah (alias “White”), and Paul Faaman (alias “Amboley”) would each serve 40 years.

Together with one Rocky, now on the run, they robbed a taxi driver of his Opel Astra on January 4, at knife-point.
They were charged with conspiracy and robbery but pleaded not guilty.

A State Attorney, Mr. Emmanuel Law-rence Otoo-Boison, told the court presided over by Mr Emmanuel Amo-Yartey that the convicts engaged the service of Victor Adade to carry them in his taxi from Suame to Kwadaso Point Five.

He said midway through the journey they drew knives, ordered him (driver) to stop, which he did, and forcibly seized the ignition key.
They blind-folded, tied and plastered the driver’s mouth with cello-tape.

They then drove-off and dumped him in an abandoned vehicle at Atwima-Koforidua, where he was later rescued and made a report to the police.

The convicts removed the number plate of the car and sold it to one Prince Akwasi Prempeh at Buokrom at GH¢5,000.00.
The stolen vehicle was later sent to a garage of an auto sprayer to change the colour.

The prosecution said on April 9, Adembe was arrested by the Suntreso Police for a similar offence and was identified by Adade as one of the people who robbed him of his car.

Adembe confessed to the crime and led the police to the spraying workshop, where the car was retrieved. Boa and Faaman were later picked up but Rocky escaped. Prempeh, the  auto sprayer  was also arrested and is standing trial. —GNA

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