Unemployed sentenced 15 years for robbery

After one-and-half years trial, the Accra Circuit Court “11” has sentenced a 21-year-old unemployed young man to 15 years imprisonment for robbing an Engineer at knife point.

The convict, Benjamin Borteye Odiafa, together with two other persons (currently on the run) attacked Mr Samuel Igbinosun, an automobile engineer in his room at Marte-Bu, Nungua, on October 10, 2018, with a knife and robbed him of his 55 inches Akai flat screen television set and iPhone 7 plus.

Inspector Samuel Ahiabor, prosecutor, told the court presided by Mrs Priscilla Dapaah Mireku that the victim sustained serious injuries on his head and right hand.

He said that the criminals, after the act, went and gave the stolen items to another person called Poppy for safe keeping but the convict (Odiafa) later went for the flat screen television set and sold it out to one Samuel K. Blankson (2nd Accused) at GH¢100.00.

The court, however, found Blankson not guilty of the offence of dishonestly receiving and accordingly acquitted and discharged him.

Inspector Ahiabor said that a report was made to the police at Nungua where Odiafa was arrested and he led the police to arrest Blankson who bought the TV but the set was retrieved.

He said that the convict admitted the offence in his cautioned statement and explained that they rather attacked the victim with a screw driver, not a knife as claimed.

Source: Ghanaian Times

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