Four armed robbers have been sentenced to 72 years imprisonment by the Awutu Ofaakor Circuit Court for robbing and raping a four-month-old pregnant woman at Awutu Bereku in the Awutu Senya West District of the Central Region.
The convicts, Solomon Quaye, 26 years; Edwin Paa Kwesi Tetteh, 28 years; Benjamin Mensah, 22 years and Paul Sakyi, 24 years, committed the act on the eve of the Eid-ul-Adha celebration.
Three of the robbers were arrested at their hideout at Agbogbloshie in Accra, while the fourth robber was arrested at Awutu Bereku.
According to Inspector Stephen Tamaklo of the Awutu Bereku Police Command, the convicts were arrested in connection with the stealing of a TV set.
“But during our investigation, we arrested three other suspects in connection with the robbery, and we sent them to court. Judgment was given on the matter and the four robbers were given 18-year jail sentence each with hard labour.”
According to Inspector Stephen Tamakloe, the robbers managed to break into three houses and robbed them.
“Our sources say the gang leader, Solomon Quaye, led the robbers to break into three houses, and he went ahead and raped a woman carrying a four-month old pregnancy. He is from Bereku, but went and settled at Agbogbloshie, so we managed to arrest three of them at Agbogbloshie”, Chief Inspector Stephen Tamaklo said.