An Accra Circuit Court has sentenced two persons to a total of 36 years and four months imprisonment for armed robbery.
Raymond Duodu, 19, unemployed, and Williams Henkel, 22, a TV game operator, denied conspiring to rob Madam Joyce Ofori-Amanfo and Nana Yaa Nartey, but they were found guilty, and sentenced to 18 years and two months each.
Police Inspector Samuel Ahiabor, told the court presided by Mrs Ruby Naa Aryeetey, a High Court Judge, sitting as additional Circuit Court Judge, that the complainants were a banker and a lawyer.
The prosecution said, on January 4, 2019, at about 2am, the complainants and witnesses were asleep in their house at Madina when the robbers armed with cutlass and other offensive weapons broke into their rooms.
Insp Ahiabor said the convicts covered the mouth of the complainants with cloth to prevent them from shouting and threatened to harm them if they made noise.
He said the convicts robbed their victims of GHc6,710.00, USD1,110, five mobile phones, one laptop computer and a 51 inches Samsung television set.
Insp Ahiabor said the robbers also took a lady’s bag containing documents, including a drivers’ license.
He said one of the victim’s iPhone, which had a tracking device, was traced to the convicts at James Town, a suburb of Accra, leading to their arrest.
Insp Ahiabor said all the stolen items except USD 300, were found during a search in the convicts’ room, and during investigation, they led police to Madina, where the TV set was retrieved from a wooden structure.-GNA