Crime & Punishment of Thursday, 24 October 2013
Takoradi Circuit Court “B” on Wednesday sentenced Francis Attoh, a security man and Evans Mensah, an aluminium fabricator, to 10 years imprisonment in hard labour each for conspiracy to commit crime and robbery.
The convicts pleaded guilty to the charges.
Prosecuting, Police Chief Inspector Felix Danku, told the court presided over Mr Charles Banford Nimako said the complainant, Mawunam Huadoga, is a sales agent at the MTN Service Centre at Mpohor.
He said at about 0930 hours on August 17 Mensah and Attoh Mpohor visited the complainant on the pretext of transferring money.
He said in the process, Mensah pulled out a locally manufactured pistol and ordered the complainant to surrender her sales for the day.
Chief Inspector Danku said when the complainant told them she had no money to surrender, the convicts gagged and blindfolded her and ransacked the centre and took away GH¢ 5,241.
Ms Huadoga raised the alarm leading to the arrest of Attoh by a mob, who handed him over to the Police together with a ladies bag, some scratch cards and a live cartridge.
Chief Inspector Danku said on August 21 Mensah was also arrested at his hideout at the Dansoman Estate in Accra.