On January 8 this year, the two armed robbers attacked a lady; near the American Embassy, snatching her bag which they suspected contained money.
After realizing she had no money on her, the robbers shot her in the thigh and calf and attempted to escape.
A taxi driver who witnessed the incident prevented the robbers from escaping by knocking them off their motor bikes with his taxi cab, leading to their arrest.
The taxi driver has subsequently been rewarded with a new car from management of the Koala Shopping Mall, while President Mahama aslo rewarded the driver with a house.
Their trial and sentencing
Accra circuit court presided over by His honor Aboagye Tando has today August 8, 2016 sentenced the five Koala robbers to a total of 150 years imprisonment for conspiracy, robbery and possession of firearm for their roles in a robbery incident that targeted a worker of the Koala Shopping Centre.
However,The first three offenders were charged with conspiracy and fourth and fifth charged with conspiracy and robbery, according to reports.
The Nigerian, Stanley Obaliko who shot the victim had 39 years and motor rider Oko Quarcoo had 35 years and the supervisor Gilbert Osabutey got 28 years the same as a security officer Micheal Edo and another security Felix Asadro receiving 20 years, all with hard Labour.
They were accused of snatching from the victim some items including Nokia phone worth GH¢800, a black ladies’ bag valued at GH¢200, a Koala ID card, invoices and an amount of GH¢100.