By Hafsa Obeng, GNA
Accra, March 12, GNA – An Accra Circuit Court, on Monday handed a three-year jail term to one Mubarak Adamu, a trader for robbing one Yormewu Delali Philomena.
Mubarak robbed the victim of her hand bag, containing a purse, an amount of Gh¢ 21.00, Beige Bank cheque book, room keys, and other personal belongings.
He pleaded guilty to the charge on his first appearance, but the judgment was deferred by the court.
He is to serve three years in prison, at the borstal home, because he was a minor.
The court also ordered the mother of the convict to provide GH¢ 100.00 every month for the up keep of the convict.
Prosecuting, Police Chief Inspector Kwabena Adu told the court that, the complainant Philomena is a banker residing at Gbawe, while the convict resides at Suhum, but come to Accra to hawk.
He said on January 11, whiles the complainant was on her way from work to the house around 2100 hours, upon reaching Gbawe-Bulemi last stop, she used a small walkway as a shortcut to her house.
He said while going she realized she was being followed by Mubarak, but did not suspect any foul play so she continued walking.
The prosecution said, the complainant realized that, the convict was doubling his steps so she decided to pave way for him to pass, but surprisingly Mubarak pulled a dagger, pointed it at her and ordered her to hand over her ladies bag to him.
Mr Adu said the complainant was frightened and handed over the bag to Mubarak, who took to his heels.
The complainant shouted for help whiles chasing him.
The shouts prompted people around, who pursued Mubarak and arrested him at a distance from the crime scene.
He told the court that during investigations, Mubarak admitted the offence in his caution statement.