An Accra Circuit Court presided over by His Honour Aboagye Tandoh has sentenced one Michael Mensah alias Munkor to 26 years imprisonment with hard labour on the counts of conspiracy to commit crime to wit, robbery and murder.
This was after the Accused person pleaded guilty to all the charges.
In reading the brief facts, the judge narrated that Complainant Emmanuel Owusu lives at Kasoa and works with Ruisser Investment, a Chinese Engineering company as a driver to the deceased Ren Guang Fa.
Accused persons Ekow Korsah (First Accused) and Michael Mensah (Second Accused) alias Munkor live at Lashibi and worked in the same company. On 13th April, 2017 at 8:30 pm, the Complainant went to the house of the deceased to pick him to work as usual but detected that the deceased’s doors were opened.
The Complainant called the deceased but he did not respond.
The Complainant went to the deceased’s bedroom and detected the room was ransacked. When he entered the bathroom he saw the deceased lying dead in a pool of blood. The Complainant made a report to the Police.
The Police visited the scene and had information that Ekow Korsah and Michael Mensah were the persons who went into the house of the deceased at about 8:30 pm.
On 16th April, 2017, the First Accused person was arrested by the Police at his hideout in Lashibi.
A search was conducted on the First Accused and the Police retrieved a Huawei P8 mobile phone with its charger on him. The phone was identified by Tin Ming, the brother of the deceased, as belonging to the deceased.
In his caution statement, the First Accused admitted the offence and told Police that he and the Second Accused went to the house of the deceased to rob.
The First Accused person said that the Second Accused took a kitchen knife to cut the left wrist of the deceased which resulted to his death.
The First Accused said that they took some money from the deceased’s room and his share was GH¢620.00 while the Second Accused took GH¢520.00, a desktop computer and personal belongings.
On 21st April, 2017, the Second Accused was arrested at Teshie and he led Police to his hometown, Ekumfi-Arkrah in the Central Region. A search was conducted in his room, clothes, and a desktop computer belonging to the deceased were retrieved.
In his caution statement, the Second Accused person admitted that he and the First Accused murdered the deceased.
The Second Accused prayed the judge to temper justice with mercy before he was sentenced.
The presiding judge said that the sentence was to serve as a deterrent to others to refrain from such acts.