A 34-year-old farmer, who broke into the room of a pharmacist and robbed him of cash, phones, and a vehicle, has been sentenced to 15 years imprisonment by the Accra Circuit Court.
Emmanuel Badasu and his accomplice, Bortey, robbed the complainant of GHc 2,595, two mobile phones and a Toyota Corolla with registration number GR 9150-17.
Charged with conspiracy and robbery, Badasu pleaded not guilty, but the court presided over by Mrs Evelyn Asamoah found Badasu guilty and sentenced him accordingly.
Prosecuting, Chief Inspector Benson Benneh narrated that the complainant (name withheld) was a Pharmacist with PHARMANOVA, a pharmaceutical company, and resided at Community 14, Lashibi.
The prosecution said Badasu, first accused, resided at Safro, near Adorsu, in the Eastern Region, and the second accused, Bortey, was at large.
Chief Insp Benneh said on November 22, 2019, at about 1:30 am, the complainant reported to the Sakumono police that he was attacked whiles in his room by two men wielding a machete and a mallet.
The prosecution said the complainant indicated that the two men, broke into the room and caused damage to the wooden door and succeeded in robing victim.
Chief Insp Benneh said the men made away with GHS2,595, a Samsung and Huawei mobile phones, and official vehicle (Toyota Corolla, grey in colour) with registration number GR 9150-17.
The court heard that the complainant after lodging the complaint indicated that the vehicle was tracked.
Chief Insp Benneh said the Police Patrol Team was furnished with the location of the vehicle and the complainant together with another witness, found the vehicle in Osu, Accra, near the Old American Embassy.
The prosecution said the Police arrested Badasu after he was seen in procession of the car, adding that the vehicle was found without its number plate and the Company’s logo (PHARMANOVA).
Chief Insp Benneh said the logo was defaced by Badasu and that Badasu and the vehicle were taken to the Sakumono Police for investigations.
Badusu denied the offence in his caution statement and mentioned that it was Bortey who gave him the vehicle. -GNA