By Hafsa Obeng, GNA
Accra, Jan 12, GNA – An Accra Circuit Court has sentenced two persons to 24 years imprisonment for conspiring and robbing one Joseph Zormelo of his motorbike worth GH¢3,600.00 at gun point.
The two conspired and robbed the motorbike at Ablorman, near Amasaman.
They pleaded guilty to both charges and are to serve 10 years each for conspiracy and 12 years each for robbery, both to run concurrently.
Presenting the facts of the case before the court presided over by Mrs Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku, the Prosecution led by Police Chief Inspector Adu told the court that the complainant, Joseph is a motor bike rider residing at Obeyeyie, while Joseph is a mason and Sulley is a motorbike mechanic.
He said the two convicts both reside at Ablorman.
On December 24, Joseph hired the complainant to transport him to Ablorman near Amasaman.
However, on reaching a section of the road the convict asked the complainant to stop.
Mr Adu said when the complainant stopped; Sulley emerged from a nearby bush with a pump action gun and ordered the complainant to surrender his motorbike.
The two snatched the motorbike from the complainant and rode away. Joseph, the complainant, raised an alarm and witnesses rushed to the scene in search of the convicts.
According to the prosecution, in the course of the search, a witness found an Itel phone at the scene which had Joseph’s picture as its wallpaper.
Joseph was traced and arrested by the witness at his hideout at Ablorman and where he confessed to the offence, mentioning Sulley as his accomplice.
He told the court that Joseph led the witness to the house of Sulley, where he was also arrested.
During a search in Sulley’s room, the motorbike and the pump action gun used in the robbery were found and retained.
The two were handed over to the police together with the exhibits.