The police at Kokrobitey have apprehended an 18 year old fisherman who after robbing a tourist at knifepoint was using the money to buy drinks for his friends at a drinking spot at Tsokome.
Suspect Komla Kpodo, according to information, was spotted with friends at the drinking bar making merry when he was picked up by the police upon a tip off.
Friends of suspect Kpodo, according to reports, went to his rescue and attempted to prevent the police from arresting him on the grounds that he was not an armed robber but when some of the robbed victim’s items were was found on him, the friends quickly deserted him.
He has since been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment after making his first appearance in court.
Narrating the incident to DAILY GUIDE, the Accra Regional Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Efia Tenge said suspect was arrested on November 18, 2017, the same day he attacked the victim.
The victim is a Netherlands tourist who visited the country days ago.
On that fateful day around 11:30am, the victim who was lodging at Kokrobitey area decided to go for a walk along the Bojo Beach area.
On reaching a village called Tsokome, suspect Komla Kpodo who was hiding in a nearby bush emerged to attack the victim with a knife.
Suspect asked the victim to surrender a small bag strapped around him or he (suspect) will stab him.
For fear of being hurt, the victim surrendered the bag to suspect who immediately jumped into the bush and fled.
The bag contained the victim’s passport, his driver’s licence, a wrist watch, a bank card, an amount of GH¢350 and other personal items.
The victim after the attack reported the matter to the Kokrobitey police.
Police intelligence led to the arrest of the suspect that very evening at the drinking spot in Tsokome village making merry with friends.
When a search was conducted on him, the passport, driver’s licence and other items were found on him except the money which he was suspected to have used to pay for the drinks.
He was sent to the station to assist in police investigations and was later put before court.
Suspect Kpodo confessed to the offence, and based on his own plea, the trial judge, Justice Aboagye Tano of an Accra Circuit Court sentenced him to ten years imprisonment.
Source: Daily Guide
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