A 20-year old man has been convicted to spend 10 years in jail for robbing a student of GHS50, four pieces of soap and a toilet roll.
A Cape Coast Circuit Court sentenced Cosmos De-Heer, who’s unemployed to 10 years imprisonment in hard labour.
The convict, who pleaded guilty to the robbery charge was convicted on his own plea. The court was presided over by Mrs. Veronique Praba Tetteh.
Prosecuting, Chief Inspector John Asare Bediako, told the court that, the complainant is a student at the Nyankomasi Ahenkro Senior High School, whilst De-Heer is an unemployed resident of the town.
He said on Sunday, November 27, 2022, at about 02:00 hours, the complainant who was asleep in her room felt someone trying to remove her underwear.
The Prosecution said the complainant was startled and when she woke up, she saw the convict masked with a torchlight. She quickly raised an alarm for help, but the convict pulled a knife and ordered her to keep quiet.
Mr. Asare Bediako said the complainant was able to recognise the convict later. He, however made away with GH¢50.00, four pieces of soap and a toilet roll.
He said unfortunately for the convict, his knife fell on the ground whilst rushing out of the neighborhood. The complainant took the knife to the Police to lodge an official complaint in the morning.
The convict was arrested and charged after investigations.
Source – Tru News ReportWith additional files from GNA