Tuesday, July 29, 2008


A 25-year-old woman at Anloga in Kumasi, Angelina Afedzie, has been jailed 10 years by a High Court for robbery.
Angelina, who conspired with three men to rob a woman of her belongings on the night of December 10, 2007, pleaded guilty to the charge of conspiracy to commit robbery and the court sentenced her accordingly.
The police said the complainant in the case, Cecilia Adu, lived at Konkromase in Kumasi.
They said about 9.45 p.m. on December 10, last year, the complainant went to the Ahodwo Junction to board a taxi for the Asafo Neoplan Station en route to Accra.
Cecilia met Angelina at the junction and not long afterwards a taxi arrived and both women sat at the back.
There were two other passengers, both men, already in the taxi and a few metres away from the junction Angelina prompted the driver to stop for her to alight from the vehicle.
According to the police, when Angelina got down from the vehicle, the driver drove towards the Ahodwo Roundabout where the occupants attacked the complainant and snatched her bag containing various items and cash.
They then threw her out of the taxi and sped off.
The police stated that the complainant lodged a complaint with the police at Ridge in Kumasi.
On her way back, the complainant saw Angelina at the Ahodwo Roundabout and immediately suspected her of being part of the robbery gang that attacked her.
With the help of a police patrol team, Angelina was arrested and handed over to the Ridge Police.
Upon interrogation, she admitted being part of the gang and mentioned the names of the others as Akwasi Domenu, alias Nti Kuma, Kofi and Ebo.
She revealed that it was Kofi who had introduced her to robbery and consequently led the police to arrest him, but he pleaded not guilty to the charge and has been remanded into prison custody.

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