Driver gets 10 years for robbery

A Circuit Court at Dormaa-Ahenkro, in the Dormaa-Central Municipality of Bono Region, has jailed a driver, Collins Baffour Gyasi, for 10 years, for robbing BismarkKwabi, a straighter of GH¢4,030.00.    

A second accused, Richard Appiah Marfo, a 30-year-old mechanic, who acted in connivance with the first accused, Gyasi, 22, was acquitted of the charges against him.    

Police Inspector (Insp) EmmanuelAsare, prosecuting, told the court presided over by Mr Samuel Djanie Kotey that complainant lived at Magazine, a suburb of Dormaa-Ahenkro, whilst accused resided at Gambia Number Two, in the Asunafo North Municipality of Ahafo Region.  

Prosecution said at about 0600 am on Friday, April 22, 2022, the complainant gave GH¢ 4,030 to his wife, Ms Abigail Yeboah, to be deposited at the bank and left for work.  

Insp Asare said the complainant received a telephone call from his wife that the accused had entered his hardware shop on the Dormaa-Ahenkro-Nkrankwanta road and stole his money.    

The court explained that accused, riding an unregistered black apsonic tricycle, alighted and entered the shop when the complainant’s wife had left for the hospital to seek treatment for her sick child.    

Insp Asare said the shop was in the care of the complainant’s son, 10-year-old Ofori Mensah.    

Prosecution said the robbers accused asked for the price of a bucket of paint from the boy, and requested the mobile telephone number of the complainant.     

Insp. Asare said while Mensah, was busily writing the telephone number, the first accused quickly opened a drawer where the money was kept, took the cash, and attempted to run away.    

He said the victim held the first accused and shouted for help, but the latter hit the former on the face with his elbow to overcome him and, thereafter, jumped on the tricycle with the second accused and sped off.     

Insp. Asare said some young men saw the incident and chased accused, arrest them, retrieved the money and handed them to the police.  – GNA  

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