Three robbers have been sentenced to a total of 130 years imprisonment in hard labour by a Kumasi Circuit Court.
Two of them, Faisal Ibrahim, alias “Lebelebe” and Ali Osman, would each serve a jail term of 50 years while the third person Awal Idrisu goes in for 30 years.
They faced charges of conspiracy, robbery and assault.
Anwar Sadat, who stood trial with them was however, freed by the court.
Two of their accomplices, whose names were given as Baba Musah and Manan are on the run.
A State Attorney, Ernest O. Ayeh told the Court presided over by Justice Emmanuel Amoh-Yartey that the complainants, Isaac Eshun and Samuel Asare Gyamfi are both students.
On May 4, 2011, at about 2030hours, Eshun drove his brother’s Nissan Navara Pick-up with the registration number ER 7744-10 from their house at Ahinsan-Estate to a nearby shop to buy mobile phone recharging card.
No sooner had he entered the shop, the convicts and their other accomplices struck.
Armed with cutlasses they ordered the victims to lie on the floor.
Eshun tried to resist and they inflicted deep cuts on him, seized the ignition key to the pick-up together with his Samsung galaxy cellular phone and drove away in the vehicle.
The prosecution said the robbers left behind two caps that two of them were wearing.
Eshun bled profusely and had to be rushed to the hospital for treatment and a formal report made to the police.
Ten (10) days after the robbery, the police acting upon a tip off, arrested Idrisu and Sadat.
They were later identified by the victims as those who attacked them but they insisted they were innocent and that other persons committed the crime.
On June 13, 2011, Osman was also arrested and he mentioned the other convicts as his accomplices. Ibrahim was apprehended later and he admitted taking part in the crime.
The stolen vehicle and cellular phone are yet to be recovered.
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