The three highway robbers have been sentenced to jail for a total Of 210 years. On the 30th June 2021, the Techiman high court presided over his lordship Justice Alexander, sentenced each culprit for 70 years on a total of 210 years..
The three who were convicted to jail are 18-year-old Iddrisu Tampoli, 19-year-old Yussif Salifu and 32-year-old Nana Kwame Owusu who pleaded guilty to all the charges.
Prosecutor and Inspector, Emmanuel Kudorlor, is optimistic the 210-year sentence will serve as a deterrent to all criminals perpetuating robbery attacks in the country.
He said, “robbery is on [a] high in Techiman and it’s becoming a lucrative business to those engaging in it. Now that we have apprehended them, we want to give them a deterrent sentence so that those who are contemplating to enter into such business would turn a new leaf.”
The three robbers in August 2019 blocked the Sunyani-Wenchi Highway amid sporadic shoseveraled several passengers on board travelling buses.
Morning to Mr Kudorlor, one driver, James Annane, was able to drive across the blockade mounted by the robbers and made a distress call to police nearby and a swift search team was assigned to search for the robbers.
The police do a good job to get them.