Ghanaian policeman gets 20 years in jail for robbery

Corporal Raymond Amegashie
Corporal Raymond Amegashie

A Ghanaian policeman has been slapped with a 20-year jail term for robbing a supermarket in the capital Accra.

Corporal Raymond Amegashie with the aid of three others robbed a supermarket at Nungua on December 12, 2017.

His accomplices Ibrahim Ayirebo had 18 years sentence while Bright Dorkanu and Stanley Akorli will each serve 16 years in prison. They were found guilty of conspiracy to commit robbery and robbery by a court.

The four attacked the supermarket at gunpoint and made away with GH¢45,000 and $1,000.

The facts, as presented by prosecutor, Chief Inspector Adu, were that the complainant, Helen Asante, is a trader operating a supermarket around the Nungua branch of the Agricultural Development Bank (ADB).

Cpl Amegashie was stationed at the Tema Regional SWAT Unit; Ayirebo resided at Tema Community 1; Dorkanu also resided at Ashiaman, while Akorli lived at Tema Gulf City, according to state-owned Daily Graphic.

According to the prosecutor, on December 12, 2017, Helen was in her supermarketabout 9 p.m. when she was attacked by Cpl Amegashie, Ayirebo, Dorkanu and Akorli.

The four, he said, had gone to the supermarket in a taxi, entered the shop amid sporadic shooting and robbed the owner of GH¢45,000 and $1,000.

“The robbers, after succeeding in their robbery, boarded the taxi and sped off towards Tema,” he said.

Chief Inspector Adu said Ayirebo, Dorkanu and Akorli were nabbed at the Community 18 Abattoir Police Check Point and GH¢19,500 and $600 were retrieved from them after the shop owner had lodged a complaint with the police.

Cpl Amegashie, the prosecutor explained, managed to escape with his AK 47 rifle and spent the night at the Tema Motorway Roundabout.

He returned his rifle the following day.

“Cpl Amegashie was arrested at the Tsopoli Police Barrier and handed over to the police for investigations,” Chief Inspector Adu added.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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