The Koforidua Circuit Court A presided over by Her Honour Janet Animah Marfo has convicted three(3) notorious armed robbers to 40 years jail term each.
The convicts are Kwame Asare alias Boys Abr3 ,Kofi Yakubu alias Cobra and Samuel Berfi Appiah alias Oscar.
The court also made a consequential order that the convicts pay Ghc 66,000 being the cost of Toyota Camry they snatched from the complainant and ghc 5,500 being the costs of Apple beat pill speaker, HP Laptop and one iPhone to the complainant.
The three convicts had earlier been convicted to 20 years each over their involvement in another robbery case. Meanwhile, the Court will on Wednesday June 13,2018 deliver judgement on another robbery case involving the convicts.
The sentences are to run concurrently.
The convicts have been described by the Eastern Regional Police Command as notorious and specialized Car Snatching syndicates who operated and terrorized some car owners in the region hence were on Police Wanted list. Their modus operandi was that after snatching cars of their victims,they beat and tied the victims, lock them in the car boot ,drive away and dump the suffocating victim into the bush and bolt away with the car and other stolen items.
They were arrested upon intelligence by the Suhum Police command at about 11:30 pm Wednesday February 7,2018 . A search conducted in their room found a stethoscope and one sphygmomanometer, all retrieved. Their victims upon hearing their arrest rushed to the Regional Police station for identification.
The Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police Command ,DSP Ebenezer Tetteh told Kasapa News, the the Regional Police Command is pleased with the sentence which is a boost to the fight against crime.
He said it will serve as deterrent to other robbery and car snatching syndicates.