Car Snatcher Jailed 12 Years

A 29-year-old taxi driver, Kwaku Oduro has been jailed 12 years by an Accra circuit court  for carjacking. 

Kwaku Oduro, a native of Konongo in the Ashanti Region on August 31, 2020, hired the services of a taxi driver around 2:30 a.m. from Achimota overhead to Anyaa.

Some few meters to his desired destination, Kwaku Oduro signalled the driver to stop exactly where two young men were then waiting.

The taxi driver sensed danger upon seeing them and immediately sped off with Kwaku Owusu to the nearest Police station, calling out for help from the police.

Police took custody of Kwaku Oduro for investigations into the complaint of the driver. At the station, another complainant who had also fallen victim to car snatching the previous day and lost his Daewoo Matiz taxi cab in the process identified Kwaku Oduro as the same suspect who snatched his vehicle under the same modus.

Kwaku Oduro could not deny and broke down in confession, pleading for forgiveness. 

He was subsequently arraigned and found guilty of an attempted robbery by a Circuit Court. He was convicted to 12 years imprisonment with hard labour as he awaits further trial for his involvement in the other carjacking crimes.


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