-A teenager in Wenchi has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for stealing a mobile phone
-The young man was also charged with attempted murder of his victim
-The case was expedited speedily after the accused pleaded guilty to the charges brought against him
19-year old Kwadwo Yeboah has been convicted of stealing and attacking a physically challenged man and would serve a 15-year jail term for his actions.
The court presided over by Alexander Graham slapped the young man with the sentence after the young man had pleaded guilty to the offence but asked to be dealt with lightly for his actions.
Presenting the case in court, Detective Inspector M.B. Deboro indicated that the police in Awisa, a suburb of Wenchi in Brong Ahafo were on August 13 informed that Kwadwo Yeboah attacked one Kwabena Twum who is reported to be physically challenged.
According to the report, Kwadwo Yeboah inflicted cutlass wounds on the neck and back of the physically-challenged man. Kwadwo then made attempts to rob Kwabena Twum of his Tecno mobile phone who was by then bleeding profusely.
The Detective indicated that the shouts and struggle between the two alerted other residents who rushed to the scene and captured the assailant who was later handed over to the police for further action.
Kwabena Twum was left with many wounds to nurse after the suspect had been safely handed over to the law enforcers.
The Techiman Circuit court judge, Alexander Graham handed the culprit the 15-year jail term even though Kwadwo Yeboah pleaded for mercy. The judge indicated that the suspect was noted for similar criminal activities in the area hence the ‘hefty’ sentence.
The judge hoped that the sentence would deter others form participating in similar acts that were against the law.
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