Three convicted armed robbers are to serve a total of 176 years in prison – A fourth accused was however acquitted and discharged for want of prosecution An Aflao Circuit Court has sentenced three armed robbers to a total of 176 years imprisonment in hard labour.
The convicts, Julius Gbede, alias “Bible” aged 25, received a total of 82 years, Kofi Kunya, alias“Sponsor”, aged 27 years had 79 years and Malik Mohammed Urmaru Suna, aged 24,received 15 years. Gbede was charged with three counts of conspiracy, stealing,preparation to commit crime, illegal possession of firearms, causing harm,unlawful damage, unlawful entry and two counts of robbery
Kunya was also charged with three conspiracy charges, stealing firearms, preparation to commit crime, possession of firearms without authority and unlawful entry, causing harm and robbery. Suna was charged with two counts of conspiracy, a count each for stealing of firearm, preparation to commit crime, possession of firearm without authority, unlawful entry and robbery.
A fourth accused,Sodzi Edem, alias Stone, a Togolese steel bender, was however acquitted and discharged for want of prosecution. We understands that the arrest of Gbede,the leader of the group, is a huge relief to the residents in the community in which the robberies were taking place. The court also ordered that Suna be sent to serve his jail term in Sunyani, in the Brong Ahafo Region, away from Gbede,Kunya and their cohorts who have since threatened to unleash hell on him for confessing and revealing details about the group.