An unemployed youngman was yesterday, jailed 10 years by the Accra Circuit Court ‘1’ for attempting to rob a trader.
The convict, Rashid Sulley, attacked Madam Grace Attram, a trader, on November 8, 2015, when she was on her way to render accounts to her boss at Dansoman a suburb of Accra.
Passing sentence, the judge, Mr. Aboagye Tandoh, described the conduct of the convict as “quite reprehensible” and, therefore, deserved a deterrent jail term since the prosecution had established his guilt by proving its case beyond all reasonable doubt.
Chief Superintendent Duuti Tuaruka, prosecutor, told the court that Sulley and his accomplice, who were on a motorbike, attacked the victim and attempted to snatch her handbag, which contained unspecified cash.
The court heard that a struggle ensued between the criminals and the trader resulting in all of them falling on the ground.
Chief Supt. Tuaruka said Madam Attram raised the alarm and Rashid and his colleague abandoned their plan and escaped.
Luck, however, eluded the criminals when a driver, who witnessed the scene, chased them in his car and managed to arrest the convict, but the accomplice escaped on a motor bike.
Chief Supt. Tuaruka said that Sulley was escorted to the police station for investigation, but he denied the offence, and rather admitted sitting on the motorbike with his accomplice.
By Castro Zangina-Tong