He pleaded not guilty.
Prosecuting, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Raymond Kofi Erzuah, told the court, presided over by Mr Emmanuel Ankamah that the convict robbed a cocoa purchasing clerk GHc26, 000.
He said on December 18, 2011 the convict, together with two others, attacked the clerk at Essaeso near Sefwi-Akontombra in the Western Region.
Prosecution said the police arrested Mahmud Naboni, Wahabu Gruma while Kobena Mahama escaped.
However, the prosecutor said, Gruma died in the course of the trial.