Two people arrested for robbing a banker have been sentenced to 40 years imprisonment each in hard labour by a Kumasi Circuit Court.
Kwaku Owusu, 22, and Kwame Apraku Adabor, 24, had attacked and robbed the victim of an amount GHȼ8,900.00 – stabbing him in the chest and hands with a knife.
A senior state attorney Madam Gyamfuaah Sarpong, told the Court presided over by Mrs Afua Adu Amankwaah that the incident happened on December 16, 2014, at Atasomanso in Kumasi.
The pair, carrying a gun and knife, struck at about 0230 hours, when the banker, Mr Larry Baffour Appiagyei, had just returned to the house from the hospital with the wife and three kids after one of the children had suddenly taken ill.
Owusu pointed a gun at the victim and ordered him to remain silent or be shot dead and for fear for his life he did as he was told.
The prosecution said Adador, then drew a knife, stabbed him in the chest and hands as he dropped to the ground and bled profusely.
They then went ahead to seize the cash, mobile phone and a bag containing his clothes and fled.
Ms Gyamfuaah said all this happened in the full glare of the wife and kids and he was rushed to the hospital after the police responded to a distress call by the family.
The two were identified by the victim’s spouse after they had been arrested by the police for their involvement in another robbery.