- Six armed men have been slapped with 230 years jail sentence for attacking a filling station at Akame on the Accra-Aflao road
- 30 years imprisonment was given to each robber
- The mastermind of the robbery was however given 50 years jail sentence
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Six armed men who attacked the Compass Oleum filling station at Akame on the Accra-Aflao road have been slapped with 230 years jail sentence.
The convicts, Philip Awu, Kofi Avorkah, Ebenezer Mensah, Hebron Dotsey, Paul Ahiabli and Dogbatsa Elolo, were facing two charges of conspiracy to commit crime to wit robbery and robbery, while their accomplice, Torgbi Sewordzi, had a charge of abetment of crime to wit robbery.
According to report filed by Graphic.com.gh, the men robbed the filling station three years ago, shot the manager, and made away with $5,000 and a motorbike.
Finally the Ho Circuit Court brought the case to a close on Friday, October 23, 2020, when all the convicts were found guilty after full trial by the court.
The convicts went into hiding but were later arrested from their hideouts.
During interrogation, they reportedly denied their involvement in the criminal act.
30 years imprisonment was given to each robber on each count and they will run concurrently.
Meanwhile, one of the six, Torgbi Sewordzi, was given a 50-year jail term for being the one that masterminded the robbery.
The judge described Sewordzi as a dangerous person who was not fit to be in the society because of the way he conducted himself.
In other news, six people have been apprehended for their alleged involvement in plotting to assassinate Cynthia Morrison, Agona West MP for the second time.
All six of the suspected criminals namely; John Toko, 26; Emmanuel Mensah, 25; Elvis Kwabena Poku, 36; Kwabena Poku, 48; Wahab Saeed, 26, and Kweku Amponsah, 26, are in the grips of the Swedru Divisional Police Command.
According to a JoyNews report, they were using a Corolla taxi cab with registration number (AS 4534-19) to trail the MP on the Agona Otsenkorang road.
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