2 young adults slapped 25 years imprisonment for stealing mobile phone

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Patrick Frimpong and his friend Charles Miraku were sentenced to a total jail term of 25 years over an itel mobile phone they stole.

The duo, Patrick Frimpong and Charles Miraku aged 20 years were respectively sentenced to 15 and 10 years by Her Lordship Afi Agbanu on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, they pleaded guilty to the charge of a confederacy to commit a crime [robbery].

According to DSP V.K. Dosoo, on May 5, 2018, at about 11:15 pm at Atico in Accra, Frimpong and Miraku who are both labourers, attacked the victims on their way home after the victims had visited their sister Fauzia who lived around Atico Goil filling station.

DSP Dosoo in his testimony to the court explained that the convicts attacked the victims and asked them to surrender their phones and money.

He said, they only succeeded in seizing Amidu’s Itel mobile phone valued at GHc300 before bolting away.

A police patrol team later arrested Frimpong and Miraku after Amidu screamed for assistance. It was later discovered that one of the convicts (Miraku) had concealed a pistol on his person during the heist.

Delivering the judgement, Her Lordship Agbanu said Frimpong was given the harsher sentence (15 years) because he pointed a knife at the victims; Patricia Mensah and Shamzetu Amidu during the robbery.

 

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