A 22-year old herdsman standing trial over robbery has been sentenced to 20 years imprisonment by a Kumasi Circuit Court, presided over by Mr. Emmanuel Amo-Yartey.
This was after Ibrahim Inusah alias “Gatusa” had pleaded guilty to the crime.
The convict, who faced additional charges of conspiracy and possession of firearm without authority, had attacked and robbed a taxi driver at Asokwa in Kumasi on January 7.
His accomplice, named only as Emmanuel, is on the run.
Police Chief Inspector Sylvanus D’almeida told the court that the victim, Asamoah Boakye Boateng, was waiting in his taxi for his friend to open the gate to the house at about 2030 hours when Inusah and his fugitive colleague riding motorbike struck.
They ordered him at gunpoint to lie down as they forcibly seized his wallet containing cash of GH¢1,040.00, voter and national health insurance cards, Ecobank and Zenith Bank automated teller machine (ATM) cards.
They also removed his wedding ring and took away his Samsung and Techno mobile phones.
The prosecution said the robbers fled on their motorbike and a formal report was made to the police at Asokwa.
Inusah was arrested with a locally manufactured pistol and live cartridges the next day at about 0800 hours, based upon police intelligence but Emmanuel slipped through.
The stolen identification and ATM cards belonging to the victim were all retrieved.
He confessed to the crime in his caution statement. GNA