Teenager sentenced to four years imprisonment for snatching handbag

Teenager sentenced to four years imprisonment for snatching handbag

19-year-old Kwadwo Antwi has been sentenced to four years imprisonment in hard labor for extortion, by an Accra Circuit Court.

Antwi who took away the handbag of one Georgina Oppong containing two mobile phones, two chargers, an MP3 Radio set and GHC 10 through threats was convicted on his own plea of guilt.

Police Chief Inspector Christine Bensah, told the Court presided over by Emmanuel Essandoh that the victim, who is a cleaner and resident of Pantang, was on December 10, 2018 at about 1000 hours on her way to work when she met the convict at a footpath leading to the Pantang Nursing Training School.

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Chief Inspector Bensah said, Antwi, who was armed with a piece of iron rod threatened to harm Georgina if she did not surrender her handbag.

The police chief also said a struggle ensued between the two over the bag but Antwi overpowered the victim after hitting her on the head

The suspect after hitting the victim started running pulling along the handbag.

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The Prosecution said Georgina then raised an alarm which attracted some farmers who pursued and arrested Antwi.

The convict then was handed over to the Adenta Police who retrieved the bag but the chargers and the MP3 radio set could not be accounted for.

She said the convict admitted the offence in his caution statement and was arraigned accordingly.

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