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Crime & Punishment of Friday, 19 July 2019

Source: citinewsroom.com

Two jailed 20 years for robbery, acid attack on Mobile Money vendor

The Kasoa Ofaakor Circuit Court has sentenced two persons who poured acid on a Mobile Money vendor at Gomoa Fetteh in the Central Region to 20 years imprisonment.

The two, Daniel Amoah and Yaw Danso were charged with conspiracy to commit crime to wit robbery and robbery.

In March 2019, the two individuals went to Kate Aidoo a Mobile Money vendor at Gomoa Fetteh and withdrew GHc10.

They came back later under the pretext of buying airtime and Yaw Danso removed a container filled with concentrated acid and poured it on her.

Speaking to Citi News in an interview, DSP Irene Oppong, the Central Regional Police Public Relations Officer explained that the victim as a result of the acid sustained several bodily burns on the face and chest area.

The two accused persons, who made away with an unspecified amount of money, were later arrested by the Gomoa Ojobi Police command.

“The Gomoa Ojobi Police Command arrested the two individuals and arraigned them before court,” the Police PRO said.

“They have been taken to the Nsawam Prisons,” DSP Irene Oppong added.