Car snatchers jailed 75 years

Car Snatchers Jailed 75 Years
Car Snatchers Jailed 75 Years

A Tamale Circuit Court convicted five of the six-member armed syndicate that robbed a car from its owner at gunpoint in Tamale last Sunday to a total of 75 years in jail.

Yussif Mustapha, 23; Ibrahim Issah, 27; Seram Addo, 34; Adjei Benjamin, 23, and Vivor Christopher, 27 — were yesterday sentenced after they were convicted on their own pleas.

They were found guilty of four charges of robbery, conspiracy to rob, and possession of police and military equipment.

The Sentence.

The offenders were each sentenced to 15 years in prison by the court, which was presided over by Mr. Alexander Oware.

The count of possessing arms and ammunition without legitimate authority, on the other hand, was not included in the sentencing since it was outside the court’s jurisdiction.

A sixth defendant, Alhassan Mohammed, a 29-year-old teacher, is now on remand and is scheduled to appear in court on February 9, 2022. He is claimed to be an informant for the convicts who had pleaded not guilty to the accusations.

Mahama Nashiru, a 28-year-old suspect arrested in connection with the case, was granted bail in the amount of GH50,000 with two sureties.

On February 3, 2022, he is scheduled to return to court.

Car robbery gang busted.

The six were arrested by police for reportedly taking a car from its owner at gunpoint in Jonshegu, a suburb of Tamale, last Sunday. They are believed to be members of a syndicate operating in the Tamale Metropolis and its surroundings.

Five of the suspects fled with their loot at first but were tracked down and apprehended at Sawaba, near Buipe, in the Savannah Region.

Mohammed, a teacher from Kanvile R/C Primary School, was eventually apprehended at a hideout.

The suspects were found with a G3 rifle, a handgun, a pair of gloves, a military cap, two military scarfs, a catapult, a coil of sellotape, and military ID cards, as well as a G3 rifle with a magazine loaded with 16 rounds of ammo.

Mustapha Yussif, who was dressed in military uniform, identified Mahama Nashiru as the guy who supplied them with guns and ammunition during interrogation.

The officers then went to a residence and retrieved a G3 rifle that was equipped with a magazine that held 16 rounds of ammo. He was detained a few days after the incident.

According to the police, a victim of the robbery group identified a black Toyota Camry robbed on the Tamale-Nanton route in August 2021 when the suspects were being interviewed.

The police later impounded the vehicle in question.

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