Man jailed 40 years for robbery and causing harm at Techiman
The Techiman Circuit Court, presided over by Justice Alexander Graham,
has sentenced 28-year-old Gideon Ankomah Kusi to
40 years imprisonment on two counts.
He was sentenced for an attempt to commit crime to wit
robbery and also to cause harm.
The convict, a native of Tunsuasi No. 2, a suburb of Techiman
in the Bono East Region, attacked the complainant Dora Yeboah
in her house on Sunday and injured her in the process.
Mr Kusi is said to have attacked the victim in her house at
about 7:pm with a gun and a stick and threatened to kill her
but the complainant struggled with him whilst the witness,
Donesia Gyinde rushed out for help.
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She was saved by the timely intervention of the people in
the community after her daughter raised an alarm.
The accused, in the process, inflicted a deep cut on the
complainant’s left eye and bruises on other parts of her body.
The accused was later arrested by some folks in the
Abourso area and was later handed over to the police after
receiving beatings from the people who arrested him.
He pleaded guilty and was handed a 30-year sentence for
robbery and 10 years for causing harm to the victim.
Prosecuting Officer C/Insp. C. Y. Sertoglo told Joy News that
the sentence is deterring enough to scare others
who are in the the robbery trade.
“The Techiman Circuit court is ready to hand out harsh sentences
to robbers found guilty of such an offence,” he added.
The victim has, however, appealed to government to increase
the number of security personnel in the Techiman area
to reduce the robbery menace which has been
on the rise in recent weeks.