Crime Man jailed 15 years for stealing phone

The convict was charged with robbery, contrary to section 149 of Act 29/60, and after a full trial, was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment.

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An unemployed man, Awal Iddrisu, has been slapped with a 15-year jail term by an Accra Circuit Court for stealing one Infinix Hot 4 mobile phone worth GH¢ 370 and an amount of GH¢ 220.

The convict was charged with robbery, contrary to section 149 of Act 29/60, and after a full trial, was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment.

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Presenting the facts of the case before the court, the prosecutor, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Patience Mario said the complainant, Daniel Nkrumah, trader resides at Nungua Ravico while the convict Awal Iddrisu, unemployed lives at Agbogbloshie.

She said the offence was committed on January 22, 2017 at about 22:30 hours by Awal and his accomplices who are now at large usually come to Nungua near Abrefi spot.

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DSP Patience Mario told the court that on January 25, the complainant spotted the convict at the same spot and alerted his friends who assisted in arresting him to the police station.

The convict in his cautioned statement stated that he stole from the complainant and sold it to someone at Agbogbloshie.

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The court presided over by Mr Aboagye Tandoh said examination of the facts of the case indicated that the accused person had been engaging in the crime for a very long time.

He convicted Awal on his own plea, saying the court having taken into consideration the fact that he attacked the victim with a knife and a machete and sentenced him to 15-years in hard labour.

Awal pleaded guilty to the charge.

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