19-year old robber jailed 21 years after slashing a woman’s face with machete
19-year old robber jailed 21 years: The Cape Coast Circuit Court presided over by Her Honour Mrs Dorinda Smith Arthur has sentenced a 19-year-old young man to 20 years imprisonment.
The convict, Emmanuel Addae popularly known as Kofi Yesu, burst into tears after hearing his jail sentence.
Kofi Yesu had been terrorising the lives of the people of Assin Fosu until he was nabbed in May 2021 and arraigned in court for robbing a female victim and inflicting cutlass wounds on her face.
The prosecuting officer, Chief Inspector Gilbert Ayongo speaking, in an interview with Rainbow Radio’s Oheneba Ambrose, said the convict, Kofi Yesu used weapons such as a machete and other offensive weapons to attack unsuspecting victims.
On May 21, the convict robbed a 21-year-old woman, Irene Agyapong. He slashed her face and her nose and upper lips with a machete. The victim had some of her teeth removed following the incident.
He then made away with her belongings which included mobile phones, money etc. The incident happened around 7 pm after the lady had closed from work.
Chief Inspector Gilbert Ayongo said the sentencing would serve this is as a deterrent to other young men who engage in criminal activities.
Source: Rainbow Radio