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An ex-convict gets 20 years for robbery

By
Erica Apeatua Addo, GNA

Tarkwa (W/R), Aug. 6,
GNA – Baba Musah, a 21-year-old notorious armed robber based at Awona Nkwana in
the Western Region, has been sentenced to 20 years imprisonment by the Tarkwa
Circuit Court.

The convict was
recently jailed by the same court for committing a similar offense.

He pleaded guilty to
conspiracy to commit crime and robbery.

Police Chief Inspector
Faustina Celestina Anaman told the court that the complainant, one Mr Ren
Jianle, a foreman of Chna Sing Zhan dynamite company in Awona Nwanta, near
Bogoso, lived in the same area with the convict, and his accomplices, Anthony
Boafo, 15, and Budo a suspect on the run.

According to the
Prosecutor, Musah and Budo visited Boafo in his Uncle’s residence at Beppoh and
planned to rob the complainant’s company.

She said Boafo agreed
to join them and they all boarded a vehicle to the company’s yard.

Inspector Anaman said
when Musah and his accomplices arrived at the crime scene they noticed that the
main gate leading to the company’s premises was locked so they jumped over the
fence into the yard.

The Prosecutor said
the workers who were then busily going about the day’s work on seeing them took
to their heels for fear of their lives, but the complainant was trapped in a
room within the yard and Musah, Boafo and Budo assaulted him with clubs.

They then took away an
amount of GH¢1,000, a pump action gun, two mobile phones and a solar scale
machine all valued GH¢10,500.

Inspector Anaman said
when the police had the information and went to the scene, they found the
complainant unconscious with a fractured left leg.

She said the
complainant was sent to the El-Shiva clinic at Bawdie for treatment and was
later referred to the Effia Nwanta Hospital at Sekondi for further treatment.

The Prosecution said
on July 12, at 2300 hours, Musah and Boafo were arrested at Atonsuagya village
near Ejura in the Ashanti Region upon a tip-off.

She said when the
police conducted a search in Musah’s room the solar scale machine was
retrieved.

Inspector Anaman said
the convict also claimed that he sold the pump action gun to one Ray in Kumasi
for GH¢50.

The Prosecutor said
Boafo has also been remanded in police custody whilst efforts are being made to
apprehend Budo.

GNA

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