Carpenter jailed 30 years for robbery

prisonPatrick Lacle Adjetey, a carpenter from Cape Coast, was on Thursday sentenced to 30-years imprisonment with hard labour by a circuit court in Cape Coast for robbery.

He pleaded not guilty to the charge but was found guilty by the Court.

The State Attorney Mr. Ben Ansah Agyemfra told the court presided over by Mr. Samuel Asare-Nyako that on June 19, 2011 the complainant, one Madam Victoria Coleman and her sister Miss Emma Coleman, were heading towards Eyifua from Abura at about 1920 hours.

He said when the two women got to the Abura library area the complainant felt that someone was pulling her handbag from behind.

Mr. Agyemfra said Madam Coleman turned and saw Adjetey wielding a machete and attempted to snatch her handbag from her and when she resisted, Adjetey slashed her severally with the machete causing serious injuries on her before snatching the handbag.

The State Attorney told the court that the complainant’s sister, who was with her, tried to intervene but he slashed her with the cutlass and fled with the bag. The bag contains two mobile phones, bunch of keys and a cash of GHȼ4,000.

He said Madam Coleman was rushed to the Central Regional hospital for treatment whilst her sister rushed to lodge a complaint at the Police Station.

Mr. Agyemfra said luck, however, eluded Adjetey when on the Saturday July 2 he was arrested by volunteers, who handed him over to the Police and during an identification parade the complainant identified him as the person who robbed her.

Source: GNA

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