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Two teenage robbers jailed 50 years

From:  Sebastian R. Freiku, Kumasi

Mr. Pual Quaye, IGP

THE KUMASI Metropolitan Assembly court (KMA) has jailed two porters among a gang of five, who engaged in robbing people in the early hours of February 9th, 2012, at the Doctor Mensah area in Kumasi.

The two robbers, Tejane Abubakar and Majheed Sulemana, both nineteen years old, who live at Akwatia line, a suburb of Kumasi, were sentenced to 25 years each in hard labour.

They pleaded guilty of conspiring to commit crime of robbery and robbing. Chief Inspector Apenteng told the court presided over by His Honour Justice William Boamong last week, that they were arrested upon a tip-off following complaints by Tofeek Ahmed and Nii Okai to the Zongo police station.

Tofeek told the police that he was robbed of his KIA Romeo saloon car, two mobile phones (Black berry and Nokia) and an amount of GH¢690, after he had been asked to lie down amid brutalities.

Nii Okai also reported that he was shot in the back by one Baba Abu, because he had nothing on him at the time he was attacked.

The prosecutor said the suspects admitted the offence in their caution statement alleging that they were encouraged by their leader, one Handamu, and two other people- Baba Abu and Abodam to join in an operation at Doctor Mensah, for which operation they were supplied with two cutlasses and a locally manufactured pistol.

The jailed miscreants also admitted that it is Baba Abu who shot Nii Okai in the ribs. The two accused persons received GH¢400.00 each as their share of the booty from the operation from their ring leader, Handamu who is now on the run.

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