The brief facts of this case are as follows: On 18th June 2012, the appellant and three accomplices trailed their four victims in a taxi-cab from Osu to the victims residence at Teshie Malik. When the victims – three Italians and a Ghanaian arrived at the entrance of their home, they were attacked at gunpoint and beaten. Paula Badalas the wife of Donnini Lorenzo one of the Italian, was fatally wounded by gunshot and died in hospital the following day. The robbers made away with a bag containing travelling documents, phones, i-pad and cash. Unfortunately for them, one of the robbers left his phone at the scene and this led to their arrest.
The accused persons were charged at the Circuit Court with Conspiracy to rob and robbery. Fuseini Mumuni Gariba @ Burger and Awudu Mumuni @ Baba Ayittey both pleaded guilty to the charges and were sentenced to 40 years IHL. The appellant herein however pleaded ‘not guilty’ and was tried at the High Court, Accra.
The appellant was ch…