The Ho Circuit Court in a case overseen byJustice Felix Datsomor has jailed a young man to serve 90 years in prison with hard labor. The young man popularly known as Dracula was found guilty on 3 robbery charges which he pleaded. He raped a market woman who was heading home in a cemetery after he grabbed her purse and phone worth a total of GHS 600.
He was first sentenced to 63 years jail time but the notorious robber was found guilty of a related robbery incident that took place some time ago. This led to the Judge adding another 27 years in jail.
Justice is well served and this must serve as a deterrent to all those who involve themselves in criminal activities. The Ho municipality is a busy place with hospitals, schools (primary, secondary, tertiary, and vocational), and a lot of businesses around which makes it a target area for these robbers to perpetuate their robberies. The students and market women are the ones who are mostly targeted.
More needs to be done to ensure the safety of all who reside in Ho.
As the news spread across the Volta media, many have applauded the judge for the judgment passed and urged the security forces to do more to ensure these criminals do not have room to operate. Some others wish the victim well as they believe the psychological trauma she went through might affect her well-being.
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