An Accra Circuit Court on Thursday, sentenced a motorcycle rider to ten years imprisonment, in hard labour, for robbing an Italian woman of her mobile phone.
Mohammed Moro, 19, convict, pleaded not guilty to the charge, but was found culpable, and Reuben Dzortekpeh, 20, head porter, charged together with Moro, was acquitted and discharged.
Police Chief Inspector William Kojo Boateng told the court presided by Mr Aboagye Tandoh that Benedetta Mangialardo, the complainant, is an Italian working at the International Organisation for Migration, Ghana, and a resident of Dzorwulu in Accra.
He said Moro and Dzortekpeh, reside at the Arts Centre and Okaishie respectively in Accra.
Chief Insp Boateng said that on Saturday, November 18, 2017, when the complainant and her fiancé, Simon Pannatier, were returning from friend’s house and reached
The court heard that Moro snatched iphone4 from the woman, after a struggle ensued between the convict, the victim
Prosecution said the complainant sustained bruises on her right arm and left thigh during the struggle.
Chief Insp Boateng said in the course of the struggle, Moro’s Samsung edge 6 mobile phone, fell on the ground and the complainant took it together with the slippers.
Chief Insp Boateng said the complainant reported the case to the Airport Police with the slippers and mobile phone.
The court heard on November 19, 2017, Dzortekpeh called Moro’s phone, which was the police, and they lured
t to come for the phone at the Airport First bus stop.
Chief Insp Boateng said Moro and Dzortekpeh arrived at the venue on a motorcycle with the registration number M 17 GR 2543, while Dzortekpeh was the pillion rider.
Chief Insp Boateng said the complainant identified Moro as well as Dzortekpeh, and Moro admitted ownership of the exhibits during investigation. – GNA