An Accra Circuit Court has sentenced a police officer and three others to a total of 70 years imprisonment for robbery.

Corporal Raymond Amegashie is to serve 20 years in prison, Ibrahim Ayirebo 18 years while Bright Dorkanu and Stanley Akorli will each serve 16 years in prison.

The court presided over by Aboagye Tanoh found the accused persons guilty of conspiracy to commit robbery and robbery.

Delivering his judgement, the court held that prosecution proved beyond reasonable doubt that the four accused persons indeed robbed the supermarket.

On December 12, 2017, Corporal Amegashie together with Ayirebo, Dorkanu and Akorli attacked and robbed a supermarket at gunpoint and bolted with ¢45,000 and $1,000.

Prosecuting, Chief Inspector Kwabena Adu, narrated that the complainant, Helen Asante is a trader operating a supermarket around the Nungua branch of the Agricultural Development Bank (ADB).

According to the prosecutor, on December 12, 2017, Helen was in her supermarket about 9 p.m. when she was attacked by the four accused persons amidst sporadic shooting.

Chief Inspector Adu said Ayirebo, Dorkanu and Akorli were nabbed at the Community 18 Abattoir Police Check Point and ¢19,900 and $600 were retrieved from them after the shop owner had lodged a complaint with the police.

Corporal Amegashie managed to escape with his AK 47 rifle and spent the night at the Tema Motorway Roundabout.

He returned his rifle the following day and was arrested at the Tsopoli Police Barrier and handed over to the police for investigations.

Naomi Komeh

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