An Accra Circuit Court has sentenced two persons to 30 years imprisonment each in hard labour, however, one was sentenced in absentia for robbery.
Abdul Rashid Issah, unemployed,21, and Abubakari Iddrisu, mason, 27, both denied conspiring to rob Nicholas Aglobi of his cellular phones, power bank and GH¢30.00.
However, they were found culpable after trial, and a bench warrant was issued for the arrest of Iddrisu, who was not in court when the sentence was passed.
Police Chief Inspector William KwabenaBoateng told the Court presided over by MrsAfiaOwusuaAppiah thatAglobi, the complainant, is a taxi driver, staying at Sakaman, a suburb of Dansoman.
He said Issah and Iddrisu live at Tunga and Zammrama Line respectively.
The court heard that and on April 25, 2019, the complainant was driving his Daewoo Matiz taxi cab and on reaching Dansoman Exhibition Roundabout, Issah and Iddrisu stopped him, and asked that they should be taken to Tungaand complainant obliged.
Prosecution said, on reaching the area, Iddrisu, who was sitting at the back seat of the vehicle,pulled a knife from his trousers, pointed it at the complainant and threatened him to hand over all his money and phones or risk being stabbed to death.
Chief InspBoateng said Issah, who was sitting at the front seat quickly took complainant’s Samsung Galaxy ‘S’ Mobile phone valued GH¢200.00, Vodafone mobile phone valued GH¢100.00, a Power Bank valued GH¢50.00 and GH¢30.00, totaling GH¢ 380.00.
According to prosecution, the robbers also took the car’s ignition key from the complainant and threw same away.
Chief InspBoateng said the complainant later found key and met SalifAwudu, a witness in this case, whom he narrated the case.
He said the complainant and the witness later arrested Issah, and when the complainant and witness search the suspect, they found on him complainant’s Samsung Galaxy ‘S’ mobile phone.
Chief InspBoateng said GH¢8.00 was also found on Issah, being part of money the robbers took from the complainant.
Prosecution said Issah admitted the offence and mentioned Iddrisu as accomplice and he (Issah) led police to arrest Iddrisuin the house.
Chief InspBoayeng said the complainant’s Vodafone phone, Power Bank and GH¢20.00 were retrieved from Iddrisu. -GNA