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Crime SHS student jailed for robbery in Prestea

The culprit has been sentenced to one and half years imprisonment while his alleged accomplice still remains in custody

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A Senior High School (SHS) student in Prestea, Sylvester Armah has been jailed by the Prestea magistrate court for robbery.

The case was presided by Mr. Frank Addo Ashitey, who sentenced the culprit to one and half years imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to the charge.

However, his accomplice, Stephen Baah was remanded after he denied committing the offense to be arraigned before the court again on Wednesday, August 9.

Prosecuting, Detective Sergent Richard Ackumey told the court that the complainant, Mr. Francis Kaku, a small scale miner in Prestea noticed that he had been robbed of 20 full and half pieces of cloth all valued GHc 8,100.00. and GHc 1,500.00 cash in his room after work at about 9 pm.

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Sergeant Richard proceeded that the complainant told his neighbors about the robbery if they had any knowledge of someone loitering around his house.

According to the complainant’s report, Sylvester was seen around his house with a bag fully loaded with certain items.

Afterward, the suspect was apprehended and detained as investigations were underway to ascertain the truth.

Whilst the two were in police custody, the convict fell sick and he was sent to the Prestea Government Hospital.

Detective Sgt Ackumey said when the convict’s father visited him at the hospital, he pleaded with him to reveal every truth about the robbery.

He said Armah admitted the offense and led the police and his father to the house of one Agatha Anokye, who was allegedly given 11 half pieces of cloth from the stolen items.

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The Prosecution said another accused person also claimed that about two months ago, Armah gave her one full piece and four half pieces of cloth and she pledged to offer him GHc500 Ghana but settled on GHc 390.

Detective Sgt Ackumey said the convict further revealed that he gave the remaining cloths to a commercial sex work, but as at the time the police visited his house, they were told she had traveled a month ago.

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