A 20-year-old mechanic, Abdul Rauf Kasim has been sentenced by the Nsuta Circuit Court presided over by Ms. Lydia Osei Marfo, to 20 years imprisonment for robbery at Ejura, in the Ejura-Sekyedumasi District of the Ashanti Region.
He pleaded guilty to the charge of robbery and was convicted on his own plea.
The Ejura Police Crime Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Emmanuel Kyei Sarpong, who was the prosecution in the case narrated to Naagyei FM that said on May 11, 2019, at about 2100 hours, the convict armed with a jackknife and a cutlass, robbed two persons at Ejura in the night.
He said the first victim, who was a student of the Ejuraman Anglican Senior High school, was robbed of his Itel P32 mobile phone valued at GH₵380.00, at the Ejura community centre.
ASP Emmanuel Kyei Sarpong, said the second victim was robbed on that same day around 11pm, when the convict attacked and robbed the victim of his Techno Fortune 17 mobile phone, also valued at GH₵120.00 near the public toilet.
He said the phone’s charger and cash of GH₵80.00 were also stolen by the convict.
ASP Sarpong, said the convict was arrested and placed in police custody in connection with a different case and was identified by the victims who had gone to the Ejura police station to lodge a complaint.
During a search, the police retrieved the Jackknife, Tecno Fortune mobile phone and amount of GH₵30.00, from the convict.
Abdul Rauf Kasim admitted committing the offenses and was charged accordingly.