Two car snatchers jailed 20 years each
The Accra Circuit Court Eight has sentenced two car snatchers to 20 years imprisonment each in hard labour.
Mohammed Razak, a footballer and Isaac Odoom, a mechanic, who pleaded guilty to conspiring to snatch a Toyota Belta from Jones Adu, were convicted on their own plea and sentenced accordingly.
Police Chief Inspector Maxwell Ayim told the Court presided over by Adelaide Abui Keddey that Adu, an online driver and the complainant lived at Amasaman.
He said Razak, alias Buhari, was a resident at Mallam whilst Odoom lived at Kasoa.
Chief Inspector Ayim said there had been a series of car snatching incidents on the Spintex road, Community 18 and Klagon environs and that the “modus operandi” was to strangulate drivers with a nylon rope and snatch their cars.
He said in one of such instance, a driver was strangled to death after his neck was tied with a nylon rope against the car’s headrest by the attackers who attempted to hijack his car.
The prosecution said on June 21, 2022, at about 0245 hours, the complainant was driving a Toyota Belta saloon car with registration number GG 721-21, which he used online from Lapaz towards Achimota overhead.