‘Dangote’, other jailed for robbery

Two persons have been jailed 15 years each in hard labour by an Accra Circuit Court for robbery.

The convicts, Mohammed Abdulai also known as Dangote, a headporter, and Abass Issah,21, a vulcaniser robbed two people of their pen drive and two Techno mobile phones all valued GH¢250.00 and GH¢200.00 cash at knife point at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle, Accra, last year. 

They were convicted and jailed on the offences of conspiracy and robbery.

Inspector Samuel Ahiabor (prosecutor) told the court that the complainants were watching  movies at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle at about 10:00pm on August 23,2019.

 He said that the convicts suddenly entered the cinema hall with knives and threatened to stab the complainants if they did not handover their mobile phones and money to them.

The prosecutor said that they(convicts) succeeded in collecting the aforementioned items from the victims and went to a different spot to do their own  thing.

According to Inspector Ahiabor, the victims later reported the matter to the police leading to the arrest of Mohammed Abdulai and in the course of investigation, the complainants again led the police to arrest Abass Issah from his hideout at Kofikrom near Kwame Nkrumah Circle.

 He said that a separate search on them led to the recovery of the two mobile phones, a face mask, a jackknife and an amount of GH¢165.00. They all admitted the crime in their  respective investigation caution statement.

Castro Zangina-Tong  & Ruth Bentum-Micah

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