Agona Swedru Circuit Court Jails Two Persons For Robbery
The Agona Swedru Circuit Court has sentenced two men to 10 years imprisonment in hard labour for robbing two senior high school students.
The convicts are Markvelly Kwame Wise, a carpenter and Alex Aidoo(password) a driver, who are both residents of Gomoa Eshiem.
The convicted individuals were initially charged with robbery and had pleaded not guilty.
The complainants were Master Richard Awotwe- Quaye and Master Obed Wilson, both day students of Mozano Senior High School.
Sergeant Emmanuel Akonnor, the prosecutor told the court presided over by Mr Jonathan Nunoo that on April 21, 2023, the convicts who are friends, planned to attack and Rob students who lived outside the campus.
At 12.30 noon on the said date, the two went to the private hostel of the complainants and informed them that there would be an operation by some persons at their hostel and so, they should pay some monies for them to be exempted.
The prosecution said the two complainants, however, did not give in to their demands
On Tuesday, April 25 2023, at about 23:30hrs, the convicts went to the students’ hostel wielding machetes and broke into their hostel.
They forcibly collected two laptops valued at GH¢3,700.00 and two mobile phones valued at GH¢2,500 and fled the scene.
The complainants later reported the issue to the police. On Thursday, April 27, 2023, the convicts were arrested into police custody.
The prosecutor said further investigations revealed that they sold the stolen items to one Sam at Agona Swedru at a total cost of GH¢,700.
The prosecutor also revealed that all attempts to arrest Sam for buying stolen items have failed.
He assured the court that the police are actively pursuing Sam, to bring him to face the consequences of his actions.
In conclusion, the Court’s sentencing of Markvelly Kwame Wise and Alex Aidoo reflects the severity of their crimes, providing a measure of justice for the two high school students who were unjustly victimized.
The court’s decision serves as a stern reminder that such acts of robbery and violence will not be tolerated in our society.