- A beneficiary of the Justice for All program has been jailed again after being found guilty of robbery.
- He was arrested after he unwittingly tried to sell a stolen item to it's proper owner in Tip Toe Lane
A man who benefited from the Justice for All program in 2015 has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after being found guilty for armed robbery.
Mr. Samuel Ato, a metal worker otherwise known as Kofi Obeng, after being freed via the Justice for All program fell back to his old ways and plowed his nefarious ways around Kwashieman, in Accra.
The presiding judge, Justice Aboagye Tandoh, stated that the court's final verdict took into consideration the fact that the culprit has been in police custody for approximately two years. Justice Tandoh also stated that he felt the prosecution properly established that the culprit, Mr. Samuel Ato, had attempted to bribe police officers involved in his case to drop the case with the sum of GHC8,000.
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According to Chief Inspector Kwabena Adu, who was addressing the court, the culprit [Samuel Ato] along with two of his compatriots, went to carry out their illegal trade in a compound house in Kwashieman.
In an instance of ironic karma, after successfully carrying out his robbery the convict later unwittingly attempted to sell stolen items to one of his victims at a shop in Tip Toe Lane, at his victim's shop.
“When the victim got closer to Ato, he noticed that Ato was wearing his Nike Airmax sneakers and his Tommy Hilfiger wrist watch which were stolen during the robbery. With the assistance of other people, Ato was arrested and handed over to the police,” the said the prosecution.
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