Four persons have been sentenced to a total jail term of 200 years for their involvement in a robbery on the Agona Amenfi-Sefwi-Bekwai road in the Western Region last month.?
They pleaded guilty to the charges of conspiracy to commit crime and robbery and were each sentenced to 50 years imprisonment with hard labour.
The convicts are Kwadwo Antwi, 30, Yaw Adarkwa, 50, Adams Chamogo, 42 and Desmond Cobbina, 42.
Prosecuting, DSP Albert Adiita, told the court, presided over by Mr. Samuel Obeng Diawuo that, the complainant, the Manager of Aba Sinapi Trust, a financial company at Sefwi Wiaso, was travelling with six other passengers on the Agona Amenfi-Sefwi-Bekwai road at 5:30pm on July 23, when the incident occurred.
According to him, on reaching the Akwei Allah section of the road, the convicts and two others, Ebenezer Sam, 37 and Kofi Abotsi, 21, wearing masks and armed with three locally made manufactured pistols attacked a commercial vehicle and they robbed Mr Obeng of an amount of GH?5,000 contained in a bag which belonged to the company and bolted.
DSP Adiita said after sharing the booty the robbers hid the locally manufactured guns and six cartridges on a cola nut plantation and as the owner of the farm was weeding, he came across the weapons and reported the matter to the police who retrieved them.
?After careful investigations, the police arrested the armed robbers and they were charged with the offence,? he said.
Meanwhile, the two other accused persons, Sam and Abotsi, were remanded in police custody to appear again on September 3, after they pleaded not guilty to the charges of conspiracy to commit crime and robbery.
Ten mobile phones were found in the possession of Sam, who is a welder and the ring leader of the gang which has been terrorising residents and passengers since July, this year, along Wassa Akropong and Agona Amenfi Sefwi Bekwai corridors.


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