Boy, 19, cries in court as he’s jailed 20 years for robbery

A 19-year-old Emmanuel Addae, also known as Kofi Yesu, a notorious armed robber who has been terrorizing residents of Assin Fosu Habitat, broke down in court after he was jailed 20 years by the Cape Coast Circuit Court.

The Judge, Her Honour Mrs. Dorinda Smith Arthur handed the sentence on Thursday Morning.

His sentence comes after he butchered and robbed a 21-year-old woman, Irene Agyapong in May 2021, when the victim was on her way home from work around 7 pm.

According to the prosecuting officer, Chief Inspector Gilbert Ayongo, the convict, Kofi Yesu uses offensive weapons including knives to attack unsuspecting victims.

He’s confident the sentencing of the suspect will serve as a deterrent to other young men who engage in criminal activities.

It will be recalled that Kasapa News Yaw Boagyan reported in May 2021 that residents of Assin Fosu New Habitat are living in intense fear following a series of robbery attacks on them, including the butchering of a young woman by robbers.

The victim was admitted to St. Francis Xavier Hospital in Assin Fosu. Currently, she’s been discharged but left with a deformity.


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