End Of The Road Unemployed man jailed 10 years for robbery

Emmanuel Blezu pleaded guilty and was charged with robbery.

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An Accra Circuit Court has sentenced a 22-year-old unemployed to 10 years in prison for robbing two persons of their mobile phones at Bishop School in Bubuashie, Accra.

Emmanuel Blezu pleaded guilty and was charged with robbery.

He told the court in Fante that “It is true I collected the two mobile phones. I, however, gave the female complainant her Nokia Phone because she mentioned my name when I snatched it. My accomplice, however, took the other techno phone away.”

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The court presided over by Mr Aboagye Tandoh said that in handing the sentence, he considered Blezu’s plea for mitigation, the retrieval of one of the phones and how he readily admitted that he was guilty after spending four days in police cells.

The court indicated that even though Blezu is a first offender, he could be a potentially dangerous person, and hence the minimum sentence of 10 years.

How it all happened

Prosecuting Chief Inspector Kwabena Adu told the court that the complainants, Isaac Obuobi Paintsil and Esther Nana Yeboah are friends living at Kaneshie and Bubuashie respectively.

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He said on February 12, this year, at about 10:30 pm, the two were sitting on some stones conversing when Blezu and another, now at large, attacked them with a knife and took their mobile phones.

Blezu and his accomplice later escaped. Blezu was, however, found by witnesses in the area after an alarm was raised. He was sent to the police, where Blezu admitted the offence.

He, however, failed to assist the police in arresting the accomplice. This was after he claimed that he did not know the name and location of his accomplice.

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