The three friends who were arrested for robbing the founder and leader of Ghana Freedom Party (GFP), Madam Akua Donkor have been sentenced to a total of 60 years in prison by an Accra Circuit Court today August 29th, 2017.
Yakubu Yusif (The central Regional Chairman of GFP), Barnabas Kayese (Madam Donkor’s personal driver), and Abdul Razak Shaibu appeared before a trial judge, Mr. Aboagye Tandoh who sentence the three each to 20 years for robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery. Sentence to be carried out immediately.
Briefing the court, the prosecution said:
On December 30, 2016, Madam Donkor, in the company of Yusif and Kayase (who was driving), was in the car from Taifa to the Kotoka International Airport to catch a flight to the United States. But Madam Donkor decided to make a stopover at her house before heading to the airport.
“On reaching Sowutuom, a suburb of Accra, Shaibu, Joe and Nuamah, armed with guns, appeared on a motorbike behind the vehicle. As soon as Kayase spotted the armed men, he reduced the speed of the car and switched on double hazard to signal that Madam Donkor was in the car,’’ it said.
The prosecution further explained that Kayase parked the car for no reason which gave Shaibu, Joe, and Nuamah the opportunity to attack Madam Akua Donkor
“The robbers dragged Madam Donkor from the vehicle and snatched her traveling bag containing $30,000, a plane ticket, a Ghanaian passport, a voter’s ID card and GH¢2,000 and escaped,’’ the prosecution stated.