Sprayer apprentice jailed 10 years for robbery

The circuit court at Asante Bekwai has sentenced a sprayer apprentice to 10 years imprisonment in hard labour for robbery.

Fred Agyemang, popularly known as Junior, denied robbing Matilda Agyapomaah of her handbag containing personal effects and GHC2,199.00 cash.

Detective Chief Inspector Eric Twum told the Court presided over by Mr Mark Tairimah Diboro that Agyapomaah, the Complainant, is an Accounts clerk, whereas Agyemang, is a car sprayer apprentice.

Prosecution said complainant and convict were neighbours at Esereso.

Chief InspTwum said when the complainant was returning from work, Agyemang, who was armed with a screw driver, ordered her (victim) to surrender her ladies’ hand bag, but she refused.

Prosecution said the convict attacked complainant with the screw driver and inflicted wounds on her right arm, head and left shoulder.

Chief InspTwum said Agyemangin the process seized the hand bag, which contained money, a mobile phone, Automated Tellers’ Machine (ATM) cards among others and bolted with his booty.

The court heard that complainant reported the case to the police, and she was issued with police medical form to attend hospital.

Chief InspTwum said the complainant led police to the convict’s house but he was not at home.

Prosecution said Agyemangwas arrested by the Kuntanase police in connection with a different case, adding thatwhen convict was also accused of robbery, he denied knowledge of the offence. – GNA

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