Crime Ghanaian footballer jailed 18 years for robbing worshippers

He was found guilty on charges of robbery but was acquitted on charges of conspiracy to commit crime by th presiding judge Mr Aboagye Tandoh.

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A Tema-based footballer, Misbau Afolabi, has been sentenced to 18 years imprisonment by a circuit court in Accra for robbing members of the Tabernacle of Hope Church International of monies, mobile phones and laptop during an all night service.

He was found guilty on charges of robbery but was acquitted on charges of conspiracy to commit crime by th presiding judge Mr Aboagye Tandoh.

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Two other accomplices are said to be at large.

According to the prosecution, members of the church were having an all night church service on January 26, 2013 when the convict and two others at large wielding a locally manufactured pistol and pump action gun attacked them.

They ordered the worshippers to lie down and robbed them of mobile phones, laptops and unspecified sums of money.

The prosecutor, Superintendent of Police Kwaku Bempah, noted that a witness in the matter informed the head pastor of the church.

 According to him, on March 28, 2016, the convict was spotted by a witness and he alerted the police at Tema.

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He was arrested and sent to the Accra Regional Police but denied the offence in his caution statement but was convicted after the trial.

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