The Koforidua Circuit Court A presided over by Her Honour Janet Animah Marfo has sentenced three notorious and dreadful armed robbers to 40 years each in prison custody.
The convicts are Kwame Asare alias Boys Abr3, Kofi Yakubu alias Cobra and Samuel Berfi Appiah alias Oscar.
The court also made a consequential order that the convicts pay Ghc66, 000 being the cost of a Toyota Camry they snatched from the complainant and GHc5, 500 being the cost of an Apple beat pill speaker, HP Laptop and one iPhone to the complainant
The three convicts had earlier been jailed 20 years each over their involvement in another robbery case.
Meanwhile, the court will on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, deliver judgement on another robbery case involving the convicts. The sentences are to run concurrently.
The convicts have been described by the Eastern Regional Police command as notorious and a specialized Car Snatching syndicate who operated and terrorized some car owners in the region.
They had been on the Police wanted list for some time now.
Their modus operandi was that after snatching cars of their victims, they beat and tie the victims, lock them in the car boot, drive away and dump the suffocating victim into the bush and bolt with the car and other stolen items.
They were arrested upon intelligence by the Suhum Police command at about 11:30 pm Wednesday, February 7, 2018. A search conducted in their room found a stethoscope and one sphygmomanometer.
Their victims upon hearing their arrest rushed to the Regional Police station for identification.
The Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police Command, DSP Ebenezer Tetteh in an interview with Starr News said the Regional Police Command is pleased with the sentence which is a boost to the fight against crime.
He said it will serve as a deterrent to other robbers and car snatching syndicates.