Two Tamale robbers jailed 55 years

BY: Mohammed Fugu

Two armed robbers who attacked and robbed two persons at Kanvili-Tuunayili, a suburb of Tamale in the Northern Region on Sunday, July 29, 2018 have been sentenced to a total of 55 years in prison.

The convicts, Imoro Abdul-Rahaman, 25 years; and Mubarik Abu, 23 years were slapped the jail term after they were convicted by a Tamale Circuit court following a guilty plead.

They were convicted on three accounts of conspiracy to commit crime, robbery and causing unlawful harm.

The court presided over by Justice Twumasi Appiah on Monday, August 6, 2018 gave Imoro Abdul-Rahaman a total of 35years while Mubarik Abu, on his part was given 20years.

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Facts

The two armed robbers were arrested by the police in Tamale on Sunday, July 29, 2018.

This was after they had attacked and robbed two people at Kanvili-Tuunayili, a suburb of Tamale.

The victims, Foritong Cindy Yenulom and Anaba Rophina had their Gh¢300, an Infinix note and Techno mobile phones taken away from them at gunpoint at about 11pm on that day.

According to the police, the victims were returning from King David Spot, a popular spot in the metropolis to their home at Kanvili-Tuunayili and upon reaching a section of the road, the convicts who were armed riding a motorbike attacked them and inflicted multiple cutlass wounds on them.

The victims were rescued by some people who were passing and they arrested Imoro Abdul-Rahaman and took him to the Kanvili Chief`s palace.

He was later picked up by a Police patrol team.

Mubarik Abu took to his heels but was later arrested by the police.