The Koforidua Circuit Court “A” has sentenced a 30-year-old farmer, Brukum Rashid Abdul Tagbor Bindakbuya to 15 years imprisonment for robbery.
The prosecutor Chief Inspector Owusu Ababio told the court that the complainant in the case Ayi Ibrahim, 25, is a trader and resident of Kwaku -Botwe, a farming Community near Begoro while the convict Abdul Tagbor Bindakbuya and his accomplice Mohammed Naakpija, 22, are both farmers in same Community.
He narrated that, on December 22, 2021, at about 1pm while the complainant was searching for her son who was not returning home after going out, she met Abdul Tagbor Bindakbuya who aggressively confronted and accused her of destroying his crops with their cattle.
The complainant told the convict that her husband was not around therefore will inform him upon his return so that they resolve the matter.
However, the convict was not happy therefore attempted to attack the complainant but she took to her heels and fled the scene.
Later in the evening about 4pm, the convict invaded the house of the complainant with a locally manufactured pistol and threatened to shoot them.
The convict then took away a generator set which cost GHC3,000 belonging to the family.
He later attacked and allegedly raped the complainant.
The complainant formerly reported the incidents to the Police and on January 7, 2022, the convict was spotted at about 7pm at Akoradako village and was arrested.
He admitted to the offence and mentioned Mohammed Naakpija as the one who aided him to carry the stolen generator away to hide on a farm.
Police arrested the accomplice and subsequently retrieved the generator, the locally manufactured pistol, and two live BB cartridges.
Abdul Tagbor Bindakbuya pleaded guilty on charges of threat of death and robbery when arraigned before the Koforidua Circuit Court “A” hence sentenced on his plea to 15 years imprisonment.
He will however be arraigned before the court again for trial on the rape charges.
The second accused person Mohammed Naakpija however pleaded not guilty for abetment of robbery.
He will be re-arraigned in Court on February 17, 2022.