Accra, Dec 6, GNA – Two persons were on Wednesday sentenced to 20 years imprisonment in hard labour on the charge of conspiracy to commit crime to wit robbery.
Bright Anikpi, and Kofi Seyram Agamah, both labourers were said to have agreed to act together with a common purpose to commit crime to wit robbery pleaded guilty to the charges.
They were convicted on their own plea and are to spend ten years each in hard labour.
The court presided over by Mr Aboagye Tandoh in sentencing said, the court took into consideration the number of days they had spent in custody, their plea for mitigation, and the fact that they did not waste the court’s time.
The facts of the case as presented by Superintendent Kweku Bampah was that the complainant is a Businessman resident at Nmae Dzor in Accra, while the convicts are labourers who live around Tetteh Quarshie roundabout area.
He said in August this year, the complainant who a plot of land very close to his house had contracted the services of a building contractor and the said contractor brought the two convicts as labourers to the site.
He said the complainant constructed a temporal wooden structure at the site for Bright and Kofi to live there, and due to that they became close to the complainant and rendered other services to him.
The prosecution said on November 30, the convicts hatched a plan to rob the complainant, as a result, Bright went to Kaneshie and met a witness in the case and informed him that, he wanted him to assist him to rob the complainant.
Mr Bampah told the court that the witness feigned interest in accepting the job, so Bright brought him to Nmae Dzor and showed him the complainant’s house and also planned as to how the operation would be conducted.
He said they also told the witness to rob him of his brand new BMW salon car and his money. But on December 1, the witness gave information to the plaice about their diabolic intentions.
According to the prosecution, the witness later led the police to the convicts’ hideout, where they were patiently waiting for the arrival of the complainant to attack and rob him.
They were both arrested and sent to the police station. During investigation, they admitted the offence and added that, they needed money to celebrate the Christmas and use the rest to further their education.