Two jailed 20 years for attempted robbery


Two persons, who were arrested for attempting to rob a medical doctor at Adjiriganor, at gun point, have been sentenced to 20 years imprisonment each by An Accra Circuit Court, Tuesday.

The two, Erasmus Atsu and Theophilus Tse were found guilty for conspiracy, attempted robbery, unlawful entry and were sentenced accordingly.

According to the Prosecutor, Military officers led by Sergeant Aaron Abban-Addison were on duty at the residence of an Army Commander at Adjiringanor in Accra, when they saw the accused persons armed with pistols and other offensive weapons scaling the wall of Dr Solomon Pomenya in an attempt to rob him at about 1:40 am on October 11.

The court presided over by Mr Aboagye Tandoh said on the charge of unlawful entry, Akakpo and Tse will serve three years imprisonment each. The sentences will, however, run concurrently.

However, an accomplice, whose name was given as Peter remains at large.

Meanwhile in the Ashanti Region, a Kumasi Circuit Court has sentenced a carpenter Kwabena Ankamah to 10 years in prison with hard labour for possessing marijuana.

According to a GNA report, the Police prosecutor Superintendent Regina Addo-Yobo said the suspect was arrested by a police highway patrol team last month.

The marijuana had been compressed into three parcels and concealed on a Metro Mass Transit bus, heading to Kumasi from Sunyani.

The culprit, Ankamah on arrest readily admitted ownership of the stuff and mentioned one Kwame Agyemeng at Drobo in the Brong-Ahafo Region as his source of supply in his caution statement.

The prosecution said samples sent for forensic laboratory examination was confirmed to be marijuana.


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