Court hands miner 15 years for robbery

A Tarkwa Circuit has sentenced a 26-year old miner, Iddirisu Zakaria, to 15 year in jail for attempting to rob a small-scale mining firm.


He pleaded guilty to the charges of conspiracy to commit crime and attempted robbery.

The Law Court
The Law Court
Prosecuting, Detective Chief Inspector Oscar Amponsah, told the Court, presided over by Mr. Justice Emmanuel Bart-Plange Brew, that the complainant, Mr. Emmanuel Ohene Boateng, is a small-scale miner, who owns a mining firm at Adaase, and lives at Newtown, near Asankrangwa in the Wassa Amenfi West District of the Western Region.

He said on January 11 this year, at about 0700 hours, the complainant received a phone call from the Company’s security officer that four armed robbers have attacked him on duty at the company premises.

The Prosecutor said the complainant reported the matter to the police while the security officer was admitted at the Asankrangwa Catholic Hospital for treatment.
He said upon police investigations the convict was apprehended at his hide-out, where he admitted to the offence in his caution statement, but mentioned his accomplices as Shatta, Scorpion and K.D, who are currently at large


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