Trader, 25, Jailed 90yrs For Robbery

Accra region22A 25-year-old trader, Cletus Ofori, was on Monday, handed a 90-year imprisonment by an Accra Circuit Court for allegedly robbing a household of their valuables and raping the wife of the complainant in turns with his accomplices.

He was given three counts of robbery, each count is 30 years and 20 years for conspiracy and are to run concurrently.
Two of his accomplices are at large and are being sought by the police.

The Accra Regional Public Relations Officer, Sergeant Kwabena Danso, disclosed this to the media yesterday.
He said on July 18, 2011, at about 1 a.m., Ofori and his gang attacked the occupants in their house at Adenta with knives and other offensive weapons including a cutter and a metal bar.

He said the gang robbed the victims of three laptops valued at GH¢3,900.00, five mobile phones valued at GH¢2,650, 00, sets of jewelries valued at GH¢15, 000.00, one Sony DVD player valued at GH¢60.00, and a Casio digital camera valued at US$300.

They also took away a male cloth (kente) valued at GH¢500, a pen drive valued at GH¢40, GH¢4,620,00 as well as 600 euros.
Sergeant Danso said after ransacking the house, the gang subjected the household to humiliation and consequently raped the wife of the complainant in turns.

He stated that after their operation, they left behind the cutter and the iron bar. A report was made to the police and on July 23, the police mounted a search and managed to arrest Ofori in a hostel at Bubiashie.

A search conducted in his room, revealed five DVD players, a television set, a Samsung woofer, ten wrist watches, a video game, five mobile phones, a male cloth (kente) and four pen drives.

He said during inspection on the pen drives, the police detected contact address and telephone numbers of the complainant who was consequently invited to identify the items.

Sergeant Danso said the complainant identified a Nokia phone, the kente and one pen drives as his. The complainant also identified the accused as one of the people who attacked and robbed the family and raped his wife in turns.

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