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Mankessim: Court sentenced two robbers to 34 years

A Mankessim Circuit Court in the Central Region presided over by Her Honour Gloria Laryea has jailed two teenagers for 17 years each for robbery offenses.

The two, both 18 years, are Emmanuel Arthur, a tricycle rider, and Isaac Antwi, a tricycle rider and farmer.

Briefing the media on the case, the Registrar of the Mankessim Circuit Court, Mr. Godfred Kofi Adu, said on July 04, 2022, Shaibu Alidu, a scrap dealer and resident of Moree complained to the Waakrom town folks that he had been attacked and robbed by the young men.

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Sergeant John Ahinful-Essel in charge of the case said intelligence gathered by the complainant and residents of Waakrom led to the arrest of the suspects at their hideout.

The accused persons during an investigation led the Police to Obiremadzi, a suburb of Waakrom in the Abura Asebu Kwamankese District of the Central Region where an amount of Gh¢520 and two MTN SIM cards wrapped in polythene were retrieved from the bush.

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A black cap, a hand glove, and a piece of the board were retrieved from the scene of the robbery.

They were charged with two counts, conspiracy to commit a crime; namely robbery contrary to Section 23 and 43 of the criminal offenses act 1960 (Act 29) and robbery contrary to Section 49 of the criminal offenses act 1960 (Act 29).

To that effect, Her Honour Gloria Laryea gave them a jail term of 17 years each.

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