Accra. Jan. 11, GNA - Two persons who robbed a taxi driver of his vehicle, four mobile phones and cash of GH¢ 1,896 at gun point at Kwabenya have been sentenced to 12 years imprisonment each by a Circuit Court in Accra.
The two and their accomplice now at large, tied the complainant with a rope and dumped him in a nearby bush after robbing him.
Bernard Dankwah 25, and Anane Mathias, 26, pleaded guilty to the charges of conspiracy and robbery.
On the charge of conspiracy, the court presided over by Mrs Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku sentenced them to 10 years each while on the charge of robbery, the convicts were to serve 12 years each.
Sentences were however to run concurrently.
Prosecuting Chief Inspector Kwabena Adu said the complainant Isaac Oduro is a driver in charge of an Opel Astra with registration number GR 6288-17 and the convicts Dankwah and Mathias are motor mechanic and barber respectively.
According to the Prosecution, the convicts reside at Kwabenya, On January 3, this year, at about 11:30 pm, while Mr Oduro was looking for passengers, a young man stopped him and asked him to take him to Musoku-Kwabenya for a fee of GH¢ 5.
Chief Inspector Adu said the young man sat at the front seat after the complainant agreed to offer him the service.
The Prosecution said on reaching a section of the road near Musoku Police Station, the young man who is now at large pulled out a gun and pointed it at the complainant ordering him to stop.
According to the prosecution, immediately the complainant stopped the vehicle while the two convicts rushed to the scene with a knife and a rope.
They pulled the complainant from the vehicle, tied him with the rope and dumped him in a nearby push and made away with his GH¢ 1,896 four mobile phones, a driver’s licence and the vehicle.
Prosecution said the convicts took the vehicle to Agbogbloshie in Accra looking for a prospective buyer.
He said a witness who feigned interest in buying the vehicle alerted the Police.
The Prosecution said the convicts on seeing the Police sped off with the vehicle but they run into a ditch and they were arrested.
Prosecution said four mobile phones and the Opel Astra vehicle were retrieved by the Police.
In their investigation caution statement the convict admitted the offence and led the Police to the scene.