The Mankessim Circuit Court presided over by Her Honour Gloria Laryea has jailed two teenagers to 17 years each for robbery.
The two accused persons, Emmanuel Arthur, 18 years old, a tricycle mate and Isaac Antwi a.k.a Kwesi Awotwe,18 years old, a tricycle rider, a school drop out and farmer were sentenced to 17 years jail term respectively for robbery.
Briefing the media on the case, the Registrar of the Mankessim Circuit Court in the Mfantseman Municipality of the Central Region, Mr Godfred Kofi Adu, said on July 04, 2022, Shaibu Alidu, a scrap dealer and resident of Moree lodged a complaint to the Waakrom town folks of him being attacked and robbed by the young men.
Sergeant John Ahinful-Essel in charge case revealed that the intelligence of the complainant, Shaibu Alidu and Waakrom town folks led to the hideout of the suspects which resulted in their arrest, prosecution and jail sentence.
The accused persons during an investigation led the Police to Obiremadzi a suburb of Waakrom and an amount of Gh¢520 and two MTN SIM cards wrapped in polythene were retrieved from the bush. A black cap, a hand glove and a piece of board were retrieved from the scene of robbery.
They were charged with two counts, conspiracy to commit crime; namely robbery contrary to Section 23 and 43 of the criminal offences act 1960 (Act 29) and robbery contrary to Section 49 of the criminal offences act 1960 (Act 29).
The Registrar of the Mankessim Circuit Court, therefore, cautioned the general public to be circumspect about friends and customers they trade with in order not to fall victim to such practices.
Mr. Godfred Kofi Adu also cautioned the youth of the municipality to desist from such nefarious acts to avoid the wrath of the law.