Four drivers jailed 120 years for robbery

    Four persons, who robbed a businessman and his family at gunpoint at Pobiman, near Amasaman in 2019, have been sentenced to a total of 120 years by an Accra Circuit Court.

    The four were found guilty by the court presided over by Mrs. Evelyn Asamoah at the end of the trial and sentenced to 30 years imprisonment each.

    The accused are Daniel Akpan, aka “Danny,” a 40-year-old driver, Ishmael Akyene, aka “Nana”, a 35-year-old-driver, Bassey Okon Edet, a 40-year-old driver, and Asuquo Mbuotidem Edem, aka ‘Faith’, a 27-year-old driver.

    They were charged with conspiracy to commit crime namely robbery and unlawful entry, unlawful entry, robbery, possessing instruments intended or adapted for unlawful entry, and possession of firearms without lawful authority.

    The case of Prosecuting Chief Inspector Simon Apiorsornu is that the complainant, Kennedy Nkansah was a businessman and a resident of Pobiman, near Amasaman, Accra.

    The prosecution said Akpan, Edet, and Edem were Nigerians while Akyene was a resident of Kasoa.

    It said on February 26, 2019, at about 2:20 am while the complainant together with his family were asleep, the complainant heard a noise from his electric fence alarm system.



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