Court sentences two armed robbers to 90 years in prison

Court sentences two armed robbers to 90 years in prison

- Manu is an employee at the bakery

- He conspired with Issaka and three others to commit the crime

- Manu was sentenced to 50 years, whilst Issaka is to serve 40 years in prison

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Two men have been sentenced to a total of 90 years in prison by the Nsuta Circuit Court for robbery.

Court sentences two armed robbers to 90 years in prison

David Asante-Apeatu, IGP

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The two, Ferdinand Manu and Tijani Issaka conspired to rob, and did rob the Managing Director of a bakery of a number of items, including cash valued at GH¢25,000.00, a laptop and mobile phones.

Manu is to serve for 50 years, whilst Issaka goes in for 40 years. They pleaded not guilty.

They were further ordered to return the items, including the cash, stolen from the victim.

Information available indicates that the convicts teamed up with three others, who are on the run, armed themselves with guns and attacked the Hope Bakery at Asante-Mampong, on August 30, 2015.

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Sources say, they assaulted the Managing Director, Kwabena Badu, and took off with the items, including the cash.

Manu, the ringleader, is an employee at the bakery. He allegedly discussed the plan with Issaka and the three others when they met at a police cell in Oforikrom.

They had been detained there in respect of other crimes committed, and consequently planned the robbery as investigations were ongoing.

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