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Two armed robbers jailed 40 years

By
Erica Apeatua Addo, GNA
   

Tarkwa (W/R), July 21,
GNA – Two armed robbers from Bogoso in the Prestea Huni/Valley district have
been sentenced to 20 years imprisonment each by a Circuit Court in Tarkwa.

Baba Musah, 21, an
excavator operator and Baba Musah Sumailah, 40, a security officer of Sing Zhen
Dynamite Company pleaded guilty to the charges of conspiracy to commit crime,
robbery and abetment of crime.

A mechanic apprentice,
Sampson Aziakah, who was part of the robbery gang claimed he was 16 year-old
and the court, presided over by Mr. Emmanuel Bart-Plange Brew ordered him to be
held in police custody to enable the police conduct further investigation to
find out his actual age.

Chief Inspector
Faustina Selestina Anaman, told the court that the complainant, is a Chinese
national and manager of China Sing Zhen Dynamite Company in Awona Nwanta, near
Bogoso.

She said the convicts
together with Aziakah, Wisdom Gyan and Eric Ashiamat, who are on the run reside
in the same area with the complainant.

The Prosecutor said,
on April 23 this year at about 1820 hours, while the complainant and some of
his workers were at the company’s yard working, they saw the five robbers
wearing mask and came upon them with cutlasses and guns.

She said one of the
robbers pulled a single barrel gun and threatened to fire anyone who come
closer.

She said out of fear
of being killed, the complainant and his staff surrendered and the robbers
trooped to the complainant’s office and took away GHC22,000 and three mobile
phones.

Inspector Anaman said
the robbers also whipped some of the workers with cutlasses and belt and after
bolted with the money,shared it in a nearby 
bush and dispatched to their various destinations.

According to the
Prosecutor, the police on intelligence arrested Baba Musah and Baba Sumailah.

The two, she said
admitted the offense in their respective caution statement and Baba Musah told
the police that it was Sumailah who informed them that the Chinese men would
bring goods and money so they should come to the company’s site and rob them.

She said Sumailah was therefore
arrested for questioning and after a careful investigation they were all
charged with the offense.

GNA

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