Two Ghanaian teenagers jailed 60 years for robbing Mobile Money merchant


Two teenaged boys who attacked and robbed a mobile money merchant have been slapped with a total of 60 years in jail by the Techiman Circuit Court.

The convicts, both 19, have been named as Prosper Asiedu, a commercial tricycle rider and Bismark Ofori, an apprentice will each serve a 30-year jail term.

The two were said to have attacked the victim, Theophilus Kumah and robbed him of GHc15,577, a Tecno mobile phone and other valuables.

They pleaded guilty to the charge and were convicted on their own plea by the court presided over by Vivian L. Yamusa.

Prosecuting, Chief Superintendent John Akonnor told the court that the complainant, Theophilus Kumah is a mobile money merchant and resides at Akrobi New Town while the accused persons are friends who live in Asubingya—in the Bono Region.

Akonnor said on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at about 10:00pm local time Prosper Asiedu picked the victim on his tricycle to his house after he had closed from work with his accomplice, Bismark Ofori onboard.

Prosecution told the court that the victim was hit with a wooden stick at the neck a few meters from his house as the attackers made away with his valuables.

Onlookers and witnesses who sensed danger rushed to the scene after they heard the victim screaming for help. Bismark Ofori was arrested and escorted to the Wenchi Police Station where he named Prosper Asiedu, who fled the scene as his accomplice.

Prosper was later arrested and the two were charged and convicted.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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