Two young men who robbed a 15-year-old girl of her GH¢70.00 at knife point in Wa in the Upper West Region (UWR) have been sentenced to a total of 30 years imprisonment by a Wa Circuit Court.
Mr Agyapong said his ruling took into account the rampant robberies in the Wa township and the fact that Adams was an ex- convict, thus the harsh sentence would serve as a deterrent to others.
Prosecuting, Chief Inspector Daniel Yeboah said Abu and Adams, who had just been released from the Wa Central Prisons after serving three months in jail for a similar offence, were all residents of Wa.
He said in the early hours of July 20, this year the girl was walking along the Kambale road to the bakery to buy bread when the two brandishing a pair of scissors and a knife forcibly took the money from her.
Chief Inspector Yeboah said the victim raised an alarm which attracted a watchman and a policeman who gave the perpetrators a hot chase.
He said Abu was arrested and the pair of scissors was found on him.
Abu led the police to arrest Adams at his hide-out at Duori three days later.