By Dominic Adoboli, GNA
Aflao, Jan. 31, GNA - Abubakari Mohammed,32, a Fulani herdsman has been sentenced to seven years in prison by an Aflao Circuit Court for robbery.
Mohammed who claimed to be based at Ashaiman in the Grerater Accra Region was sentenced on his own plea of attempted robbery.
His accomplice, named only as Jafah, also a Fulani herdsman was said to be on the run.
Prosecuting, Police Chief Inspector Seth Appau, told the Aflao court presided over by Mr. Ali Baba Abature, that Mohammed and Jafah both from Ashiaman visited Aflao apparently to mark the last New Year eve.
He said about 2200 hours on December 30, Mohammed and Jafah offered a 5000 CFA note in payment for some beverages bought at a bar at Tokor-Aflao, but the attendant demanded payment in Ghana Cedi notes.
Mr. Appau said the two went out under the pretence of changing the notes into Ghana Cedi, but returned shortly, only to pull a gun on the attendant, and robbed her.
Mr. Appau said the victim raised alarm, prompting some locals who were celebrating nearby who then chased the two and arrested Mohammed but his accomplice, Jafah succeeded in bolting away with the gun.