Three Fulani Herdsmen Face 180 Years Imprisonment at Drobonso
Three Fulani herdsmen have been sentenced to 60 years imprisonment each by the Akropong Magistrate Court in the Eastern Region for murder.
The three were found guilty of the charges leveled against them namely conspiracy to commit a crime, armed robbery, and murder.
The accused are said to be notorious armed robbers terrorizing traders within Akuapem and Afram plains area.
Police prosecutor DSP Osei Boateng presenting the case to court noted that on the day of arrest the suspects had just finished an operation at Mame Krobo where they blocked the road and robbed traders of their valuables. After the operation, they went to a drinking spot in Akropong to chill where one of their victims spotted them and quickly informed the police, which led to their arrest.
Unfortunately, two of the suspects escaped while three were arrested. the police also arrested a minor who was their accomplice.
DSP Osei Boateng added that the police retrieved 2 pump action guns, 1 AK47 raffle, three mobile phones, 2 locally manufactured pistols, and cash amounting to 10,300 Ghana Cedis from the suspects upon their arrest.
The Akropong Magistrate judge, Justice Nana Bruce his judgment said that the foreigners were illegal immigrants in the first place as they do not possess residents permit and other documents. Secondly, they have been terrorizing Ghanaians who have given them a place of abode to the point of killing some of them. For this reason, he sentenced each of the 3 to a prison term of 60 years which makes a total of 180 years.
Nana Bruce ordered that their weapons be given to the police while the money is paid into the consolidated fund.
The accused are said to be the killers of a middle-aged woman Abena Donkor who was shot at the Drobonso-Kumawu road.