An Accra circuit court has jailed a 21-year-old head porter 17 years in hard labour for attempted robbery and causing harm to a fire officer.
Daniel Amevor, the convict, appeared before court for attempting to rob a Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) personnel of his mobile phone and money at knifepoint.
The court presided by Afia Owusuaa Appiah found Amevor guilty for attempted robbery and causing unlawful harm and sentenced him to 17 years in hard labour for robbery and five years for causing harm. The sentences are to run concurrently.
The Head of Public Relations Officer of the Accra Regional Police Command, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Effia Tenge disclosed these to the Ghanaian Times in Accra.
She said the victim was accosted by the convict and an accomplice, Abodie, now on the run, to surrender his mobile phone and money, in front of the GNFS Training School, in Accra.
DSP Tenge stated that in the process Amevor slashed the victim, who screamed, which alerted other colleagues, who came to his rescue.
She said the convict and the accomplice took to their heels, but the GNHS personnel arrested Amevor and handed him over to the police, while the victim was rushed to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.
In another development, DSP Tenge said nine Nigerians and 10 Ghanaians appeared before an Accra circuit court last Friday, for breaching the imposition of restriction have been granted bail to a sum of GH?30,000 with two sureties.
As part of the bail condition, the court has ordered the Nigerians to deposit their passport with the courts.
Chief Inspector Martin Acheampong told the court that on May 12, 2020, the Baatsona Divisional Police Command arrested the accused at a party at Cambodia near Baastona Spintex road, a suburb of Accra, in violation of the restriction imposed on social gathering.