Three friends have been jailed to serve 144 months, equating to roughly 12 Years in prison for robbing a student at Domiabra-Dadiaso in the Suaman District, OccupyGh.com reports.
The culprits, Dacosta Ackah, alias Kofi Sakayena, a farmer; Yaw Daniel alias Yaw Jarule, a labour; and Kofi Isaac alias Kofi Krado, a mechanic were each convicted of the crime of stealing although they all pleaded not guilty.
They were each sentenced to 48 months in jail after found guilty by Mr Eric Baah Boateng who presided the court.
The trial judge before passing his judgment said the convicts were recidivists and threat to the society, stressing that the punishment was to serve as a deterrent to the youth in the society.
Prosecuting, Detective Sergeant Joseph Kwadwo Agyare said the complainant is a final year student of Dadieso Senior High School and resides with his parents at Domiabra-Dadieso.
He said on 2 May, 2019 the convicts broke into the complainant’s room and made away with a number of items including Toshiba Laptop computer valued 800 Ghana cedis, Infinix Hot 6 and Itel P 13 mobile phones valued 500 Ghana cedis and 550 Ghana cedis respectively, an amount of 100 Ghana cedis, ATM, NHIS cards and other valuable documents.
The next morning the complainant begun searching for the items and alerted his friends to be on the lookout.
Detective Agyare said on May 30, 2019, at about 1840 hours, the complainant had information that Ackah was offering for sale his Toshiba Laptop computer to one Hellen, who was already aware of the theft and he informed the Dadiaso Police who nabbed him immediately and retrieved the said laptop.
He said the suspect then led the police to apprehend his accomplices after investigation but they failed to disclose the person who dishonestly received the two mobile phones.