Court jails 3 robbers 180 years

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The Koforidua Circuit Court A has sentenced three armed robbers who have been terrorizing residents of Koforidua and its environs to 60 years imprisonment each with hard labour.

The court presided over by Mrs Janet Animako Maafo found the three, Samuel Kwame Asare aka Boys Abre, Kofi Yakubu alias Cobra and Samuel Berfi Appiah alias Oscar guilty of robbery.

The convicts were arrested by the Eastern Regional Police Command in February, this year and were charged with robbery. The three were convicted on Monday, June 11, 2018.

The court also ordered the convicts to pay GH¢66,000 being the cost of a Toyota Camry they snatched from the complainant and GH¢5,500 being the costs of an Apple beat pill speaker, a HP Laptop and one iPhone belonging to the complainant.

Earlier sentence

It was the second time in less than eight hours that the three robbers were being sentenced by the same court.

The same court had earlier slapped the convicts with a 20-year jail term with hard labour, hence increasing their total jail term to 60 years with hard labor.

Background

A police report indicated that the robbers held their victims hostage after snatching their vehicles and putting them in the car boot.

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