One physically – challenged and two others who robbed a bread seller with a knife at Bantama in Kumasi have been arrested and sentenced to a total of 22 years in prison by the Kumasi Circuit Court.
The physically challenged whose disability prevented from running away from the scene known as Kwaku Gyasi was arrested and also identified the two accomplices namely Emmanuel Teiko and Awudu but Awudu is on the run.
The two pleaded guilty to the charges of conspiracy to commit robbery and were judged on their own pleas.
Kwaku Gyasi the physically –challenged was jailed 10 years whiles Emmanuel Teiko was also jailed 12 years. He said the complainant is Comfort Agambille, a resident of Santasi in Kumasi, and a bread seller.
He said the crime was committed on 20 January 2019 at about 4:00 am when the complainant after alighting at Bantama in front of the Pentecost Church from a trotro she had boarded was attacked.
Mr. Amoako said the victim obliged and handed over to them the black polythene sachet containing her ITEL phone valued at GHC 100.00, cash of GHC1,600.00 and a GHS 5.00 loaf of bread.
The prosecution said the disabled who could not escape due to his physical impairment, sought refuge under a non-functioning school bus parked in front of a house in the vicinity.
The prosecution said Teiko was arrested later at a hideout by some community members who found the stolen itel mobile phone in his possession. He was subsequently handed over to the police together with the phone.
The two convicts in course of investigations led the police to the crime scene where the black plastic sachet and its content was retrieved in a big gutter at North Suntreso, but without the GHC1600.00 cash.