2 get 62 years for robbery

The Kumasi Circuit Court Two has sentenced two persons to 31 years each in hard labour for robbing three people at knife point, at Asokore Mampong in the Asokore Mampong Municipality.

Evans Alhassan, 25, and Mohammed Yussif, 19, pleaded not guilty to two counts of conspiracy to commit robbery and robbery.

The Court presided over by Mrs Patricia Amponsah, however, found them guilty and sentenced them to 25 years on count one and 31 years on count two, but the sentence would run concurrently.

Police Chief Inspector Michael Koole told the court that two complainants, Frank Agyemang Adu-Poku and his girlfriend, Benedicta Adutwumwaa, had returned from a ‘short outing’ at about 9pm on July 2, 2021.

The court heard that Alhassan and Yussif attacked the complainants when they arrived at their house.

Chief Insp Koole said Yussif, who was wielding a knife, stabbed Adu-Poku in the left hand and chest after which the convicts seized two mobile phones and a cash of GH¢2,000.00 from the complainants.

Prosecution said convicts ‘marched’ their victims into the room, where they found Eunice Darko and robbed her of two mobile phones.

Chief Insp Koole said Adu-Poku was rushed to the hospital for medical attention and a complaint was lodged at the police station.

Alhassan was arrested and during investigation admitted the offence in his caution statement.

Chief Insp Koole said Alhassan led the police to arrest Yussif at his hideout.

The two, according to Chief Insp Koole, led the police to arrest Owusu Afriyie and David Ayabu at Agogo and Adum PZ respectively for buying mobile phones from the convicts. – GNA

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