Albert Kwame Kemevor, a movie actor, has been sentenced by an Accra Circuit Court for robbing a driver of his taxi cab.
The accused person was jailed by Francis Obiri after the movie actor and Enoch, an accomplice at large, sprayed pepper into the eyes of the driver and took the taxi away.
Kemevor was nabbed when they tried to sell the car. The accused person has been handed 20 years for robbery and five years for conspiracy, both of which are to run concurrently.
Just before his sentence was read out, the accused person prayed for mitigation of sentence, saying he had been suffering epileptic fits which sometimes made it difficult for him to control himself.
When sentencing the accused person, the trial judge stated that the prosecution had done enough to prove it was the accused person who stole the taxi with the help of an accomplice.
He said the evidence of the accused person was not consistent and he failed to cite any evidence to prove his innocence.
He consequently said he found the accused person guilty of the offence and jailed him. Presenting the facts of the case, the state attorney, Stella Ohene Appiah told the court that the complainant, Benjamin Oscar Agbenyo, is the driver of a taxi cab with registration number: GT 6812 Y.
She said the movie actor and his accomplice are friends and residents of Amamorley, near Pokuase.
According to her on February 10, 2012, at about 9:00 p.m. the complainant was driving his taxi cab around Ofankor Old Barrier when the accused persons hired his services to Amamorley.
The state attorney noted that when they got to their destination the driver wanted to make a u-turn for them to get down. The movie actor who was in the driver’s seat sprayed pepper into the driver’s eyes.
Furthermore, she said the driver screamed for help and got down the car to look for water to wash his face and the accused persons took the vehicle and sped off. A complaint was then lodged with the police.
Explaining further, the state attorney said on February 16, 2010, when the movie actor and Enoch tried to sell the car to someone, they were apprehended by the police, but Enoch managed to escape.
Mrs. Appiah noted that during his arrest, the accused person admitted the offence and mentioned Enoch as his accomplice.
Source: Daily Guide
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