Akatsi motorbike thieves sentenced to 20 years in prison

The Sogakope Circuit Court sentenced Godsway Sedofia, Seraphim Torgbor and Destiny Adzakpo to 20 years imprisonment for participating in robbery activities in Akatsi.

Sogakope Circuit Court sentenced 19-year-old Godsway Sedofia, 18-year-old Seraphim Torgbor and 18-year-old Destiny Adzakpo to 20 years in prison for engaging in robbery activities in Akatsi.

The Court, presided over by Isaac Addo, issued the decision on Friday, March 18, 2022 after finding the defendants guilty of the charges against them.

Presenting the facts to the Court, the Police Prosecutor, Chief Inspector Seidu Kodua explained that on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, Godsway Sedofia engaged the services of a biker from Akatsi Central Market in Atidzive.

Arriving at a stretch of the road, the suspect ordered the motorcyclist to stop and pointed a gun at him.

Godsway and his accomplices, Destiny Adzakpo and Robert Sedofia, robbed the victim of his Haojue motorcycle registration M-21-VR 3225 and a crashed helmet.

The victim later informed his friends who were also bikers to be careful with his bike.

“Shortly the victim was informed that Godsway Sedofia and Seraphim Torgbor had been seen on a motorbike driving through Glikpome, a town near Atidzive. The victim and his friends went to Godsway Sedofia’s home and had him arrested in his room in Glikpome with the crashed helmet in his possession.

“Godsway Sedofia admitted the offense in his warning and mentioned Seraphim Torgbor, Destiny Adzakpo and Robert Sedofia as his accomplices. On Friday, December 24, 2021, Seraphim Torgbor and Destiny Adzakpo were arrested in their hideout in Glikpome,” a the Volta Regional Police Command said in a statement.

During interrogation, Destiny Adzakpo said that he and the gang leader, Robert Sedofia, parked the said motorbike on the premises of Keta Municipal Hospital.

The police took Destiny Adzakpo to said hospital where the motorcycle was recovered.

In his warning, Seraphim Torgbor said he only participated in the planning of the act but did not participate in the theft.

He further stated that he pointed the motorbike to be broken into. The convicts were then arraigned in Sogakope Circuit Court where all three convicts pleaded not guilty, leading to the commencement of a full trial.

Meanwhile, efforts are still underway to arrest Robert Sedofia.

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