Two Armed Robbers who picked a Taxi at Lashibi Jailed 36 Years

An Accra Circuit Court has sentenced two persons to 18 years imprisonment each on the charges of conspiracy and robbery.

They are Emmanuel Koomson, 25, motor rider and Derrick Nyarko, 21, labourer.

The two robbed a taxi driver of GH¢270 after pulling a knife on him, the complainant, Mathew Norgbetey at Sakumono

Prosecution said on November 18, 2020 at about 2am, the complainant while operating his car, was hired by Koomson and Nyarko from a spot known as Shallom Spot in Lashibi to Tema Newtown, Bankuman.

The Prosecution said on reaching a spot at Bankuman, near a Church building, the convicts asked the complainant to stop for them to alight, so he obliged.

The two attacked the driver and took away 279 cedis from him.

Just as fate will have it, the driver was working when the two approached him later for a gallon to buy fuel to power their motorbike without knowing he was the same driver they robbed months ago.

An alarm was raised and they duo got arrested.