Man caged 12 years for carjacking

Kwaku Oduro has been slapped with a 12-year jail time

A 29-year-old man, Kwaku Oduro, also known as Agya Kwabena Oppong, a taxi driver and a native of Konongo in the Ashanti Region has been jailed by an Accra circuit court for 12 years for carjacking.

According to the prosecution, on 31 August 2020, Oduro hired the services of a taxi driver around 2:30 am from Achimota overhead to Anyaa.

However, a few meters to his desired destination, Oduro signalled the driver to stop exactly where two young men were by then waiting. The taxi driver sensed danger upon seeing them and immediately sped off with Oduro to the nearest police station.

The police took custody of Mr. Oduro for investigations.

At the station, another complainant who had also fallen victim to car snatching the previous day and lost his Daewoo Matiz taxi cab in the process identified Oduro as the same suspect who snatched his vehicle through the same modus operandi.

Oduro confessed to the act and pleaded for forgiveness. He was subsequently arraigned and found guilty of an attempted robbery leading to his 12 years in jail with hard labour.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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