Court Sentence Man To 15 years In Jail
A driver, Abdul Rashid Zuberu, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison with hard labour by an Accra Circuit Court, for stealing an iPad worth GHC350.00 at knife-point.
The accused stolen the mobile device from one Maame Esi Arban. Abdul Rashid pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced on his own plea.
Aboagye Tandoh, who presided over the case said it took into consideration the fact that the accused is a first time offender and that he immediately pleaded guilty.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Chief Inspector Victor Dosso told the court that the complainant is a Human Resource Manager staying at Lakeside Community whilst the convict is a driver staying at Nsuano Nikanika.
He said Abdul Rashid also engages in labour work sometimes.
He said on May 4, Abdul Rashid who had worked in the complainant’s house went there holding a kitchen knife with two of his friends, one of whom was wielding a cutlass.
The prosecution said they threatened the home-help and succeeded in taking the iPad.
Abdul Rashid was later arrested where he admitted the offence in his caution statement to the Police.