- A 30 year old carpenter, Ali Mohammed, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison
- Mohammed shot a motorbike rider, Razak Ibrahim, and stole GHC30 from him
- Mohammed initially denied the charge but later pleaded guilty and prayed for mercy.
A 32-year-old carpenter, Ali Mohammed has been slapped with a 20 year jail term for stealing GHC30 from an motorbike rider.
Information available to YEN.com.gh suggests that he sought to steal the motorbike from its owner, Razak Ibrahim, and shot him in the ensuing struggle.
Luck however eluded Mohammed, when Ibrahim’s calls for help caught the attention of passersby, who came to his rescue.
Ibrahim revealed that Mohammed hired his service to an unknown location at Santeo within the Ashaiman municipality in Accra.
The suspect then requested for the complainant’s cellphone to make a call. Mohammed subsequently pulled a gun and ordered him to stop.
Ibrahim further told the court that the convicted person turned off the engine of the motorbike and shot him in his left thigh, after which he robbed him of GHC30.
The complainant further indicated that, the convict wanted to snatch his motorbike.
‘I resisted him in a scuffle and I shouted for help. Some people came to my aid which led to his arrest, “he told the court.
Mohammed initially denied the charge but later pleaded guilty and prayed for mercy.
The presiding judge of the Ashaiman Circuit court, Mr Gabriel Mate -Teye, upheld the charge of robbery contrary per section 149 of Act 26/60 as amended by Act 646 of 2003.
He noted that the convicted person had knowledge of his intent and that he must face the full rigours of the law to serve as a deterrent to other criminals.
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