Okada Rider Slapped With 15 Year Jail Term For Snatching Phone

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An Okada rider 21-years-of-age who supposedly burglarized a passerby’s cell phone close to the Ghana Police Administration central command has been condemned to 15 years detainment by an Accra Circuit Court.

Emmanuel Waki, otherwise called Pocket is said to have committed the demonstration when the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Dr George Akuffo Dampare along with his guardians and the Police Supervisory crew had gotten back from observational group obligations on December 19, 2022, and entering the Police base camp.

The protectors of the IGP got Salifu Alhaji, an assistant, who was additionally around the scene and driven the Police to capture Waki at his home at Fadama in Accra.

Waki who was accused of connivance to carry out a wrongdoing specifically burglary conceded.

The court managed by Samuel Splendid Acquah condemned Waki to 10 years detainment on the charge of trick to perpetrate a wrongdoing and 15 years detainment on the charge of burglary.

The sentences are to simultaneously run.

The assistant, Salifu Alhaji, otherwise known as Malika, a 24-year-old Okada rider, who was likewise having to deal with similar penalties, denied the offense.

The court has, nonetheless, remanded Alhaji into Police guardianship to return on January 17.

The indictment, drove by Examiner Isaac Babayi went against the award of bail for Alhaji.

The arraignment portrayed that on Monday, December 19, 2022, at around 20:10 hours, the IGP with his guardians got back from their routine observational obligations.

Whiles remaining before the Police central command, the IGP and his group recognized a motorbike rider riding in a dubious way from the Ghana Fire Administration base camp bearing heading towards Arko Adjei exchange.

The arraignment let the court know that the said rider abruptly redirected from the endorsed path he should use to the contrary path confronting approaching vehicles.

It said on arriving at the walker asphalt inverse the CID central command, the said dubious rider grabbed the cell phone of a person on foot who was then sitting tight for a vehicle and hurried off.

The arraignment said the walker (casualty) endeavored to pursue the said rider however without any result.

Notwithstanding, the guardians of the IGP who saw the wrongdoing from a good ways pursued the motorbike rider and inside a couple of moments, they confronted Alhaji who was then utilizing a red Apsonic motorbike with enrollment number M-20-GR-6987 whose character had similarity with the culprit and gave him over for examinations.

The indictment said during examinations, Alhaji denied the offense and referenced Waki as the person who looted the passerby – saying he (Alhaji) spotted Waki on his motorbike and Waki hurried off from the course of the burglary upon the arrival of the episode.

Alhaji further demonstrated that he had stopped his motorbike before the Gatherings of God Church along the Ghana Foundation of News coverage course.

The arraignment said on December 20, 2022, Alhaji drove the Police to the home of Waki at Old Fadama and he was captured.

During examinations, Waki conceded that he was the person who denied the walker of his cell phone.

The arraignment said Waki likewise admitted to offering the cell phone to one Mohammed at GHC300.00.

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