Court jails two persons for robbery

Two persons have sentenced to 20 years imprisonment each by an Accra Circuit Court for conspiracy to commit crime and robbery.

Yaw Borkloe, unemployed, and Gilbert Kwasi, a student, were accused of conspiring and robbing Hannah Smith Yawson of merchandise totaling GHc 8,305.00.

They included six pieces of T-Shirts, eight pieces of Lacoste polo shirts, 32 pieces of short sleeve shirts, 17 pieces of long sleeves shirts, five pieces of Linen Trousers, two pieces of white Khaki, Jeans trousers, 15 pieces of singlets, three pairs of shoes, four pairs of sandals, eight pieces of belts, 10 pairs of socks, and five pieces or Linen shirts.

The two also robbed her of some Jack and Jones, boxer shorts, and a Nokia mobile phone.

They both pleaded guilty to the charges and are to serve 15 years each for conspiracy and 20 years each for robbery, but to run concurrently.

Their accomplice, Michael Ampong, who was charged for dishonestly receiving, pleaded guilty, but begged to explain.

After the explanation, the court entered a not guilty plea for him.

He was, consequently, remanded by the court to reappear on June 28.

Prosecuting, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Ernest Acheampong said the complainant was a businesswoman who lived at Ashaley Botwe, while Yaw was unemployed, and Gilbert was a student of a Junior High School. Michael was a businessman.

He said on Wednesday June 10, at about 1430 hours, Yaw and Gilbert went to the complainant’s boutique and met her daughter, who was then in charge of the shop.

The prosecution said the two, who were in mask, holding cutlasses, attacked the complainant’s daughter and tied her hand with a rope and succeeded in robbing her of the wares.

DSP Acheampong told the court that on June 11, Yaw and Gilbert went to Nanakrom and sold some of the items to Michael, and later proceeded to Madina Zongo Junction to sell the rest to one Patrick, now at large.

He said a complaint was made to the Police and during investigations all the items were retrieved.

In their caution statement, the convicts admitted the offences. GNA

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