18 years old teenager jailed for 20 years for robbing in Ashanti Region.

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Two teenagers who robbed two sisters has one of them been jailed for 20 years by the Bekwai Circuit Court in Ashanti Region.

The jailed teenager who goes by the name Godwin Nyarko and is 18 years old was convicted on his plea of guilty to three counts of robbery, contrary to sections 23 (1) and 149 of the Criminal Offence Act 29/60.

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Prosecutor, Detective Inspector Stephen Ofori, said the convict pointed a knife at victim Comfort Ode at Esereso-Ophelia Junction in the Bosomtwi District of the Ashanti Region and demanded her mobile phones.

His other accomplice who is identified only as Amani, and still on the run also attacked Ode’s sister, Francisca Amankwa, with a knife concurrently, the court, presided over by Fredrick Nawura, heard.

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Inspector Ofori narrated that the duo escaped with three mobile phones – all valued GH¢550, after fugitive Amani stabbed Francisca Amankwa on the shoulder.

He added that Godwin Nyarko, a driver, admitted robbery and possessing of a weapon in his caution statement to the police when he was eventually identified by victim Ode and arrested.

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He further stated that the convict and his runway accomplice, Amani, attacked the two sisters on their way to buy food at Esereso station from their home on June 4, 2019.

Inspector Ofori said the victims noticed the two were following them and when they smell danger, they began to run, but they were chased and attacked by the two teenagers.

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