Trader gets 20yrs for car theft

FOR robbing a taxi driver of his cab, David Amoah, a 29-year-old trader, was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment by an Accra Circuit Court.

He pleaded guilty to the charge and was convicted on his own plea.

His accomplices, Kobby and Kwabena, currently on the run are being sought for by the police.

Passing sentence, Justice Francis Obiri, a High Court judge sitting with additional responsibility said, the fact that the accused admitted the offence was enough grounds for his conviction.

The law he said frowned on criminality, and culprits should be dealt with to serve as a deterrent.

Prosecuting, Deputy Superintendent, of Police (DSP) Ernest Acheampong told the court that on August 12, 2014, Amoah and his accomplices hired the complainant, on board a Toyota Corolla taxi cab with the registration number, GN 5565-13.

He said upon reaching the Passport Office, Amoah pulled a knife and threatened to kill him if he did not surrender the cab, and the driver obliged.

He said at about 12:20 a.m. on August 15, 2014, Amoah and his gang attempted another attack at the same venue, but they were arrested.

DSP Acheampong said, Amoah confessed to the offence in his caution statement before he was taken to court.

Amoah further told the police that he sold the car to Paa Yao, alias “Red,” for which he received GH¢1,000.

By Malik Sullemana      

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