20-year prison sentence for 31-year-old farmer who stole a woman’s GHC500 cell phone

His Honor, the judge of the Bekwai Circuit Court in the Ashanti Region for robbing a woman of her Itel mobile phone, which was valued GH 500, Mark Diboro condemned farmer Michael Nhyira Cobbina, 31, to 20 years of prison with hard labor.

On the basis of his guilty plea to the robbery charge, Michael Nhyira Cobina was found guilty. Chief Inspector Eric Twum, the prosecutor, informed the court that the defendant and the complainant, Bernice Yeboah, reside in the Aduabin community in the Bosomtwi area of the Ashanti region.

On Thursday, December 1, 2022, at around nine o’clock in the evening, Michael Nhyira Cobbina, with a knife, attacked the complainant, who was in bed with her two kids.

The terrified kids began to scream for aid, but the house’s isolation made it impossible to hear them. The complainant was forced to hand the criminal her itel mobile phone, which had GHC 2000 in e-cash in its mobile wallet, at knifepoint despite the convict’s threats and demands. Days later, the wife of the accused was found to be in possession of the identical stolen phone by a witness in the case who had purchased the mobile phone for the complaint.

The complainant received a tip from the witness, and she immediately reported the incident to the police at the Feyiase station on December 8, 2022. Police followed the suspect and took the phone. A phone search turned up images of Michael Nhyira Cobbina and his wife. Cobbina was taken into custody by the police right away.

During questioning, he acknowledged robbing the victim and took officers to his room where he turned them evidence.

Following his arraignment, Michael Nhyira Cobina was charged with robbery in violation of Section 149 of the Criminal Offenses Act, Act 29 of 1960.



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