IRENE CHARITY LARBI (MRS) J.A.
(1) The 4th Accused/Convict/Appellant was convicted and sentenced to twenty-five (25) years IHL on charges of Conspiracy and Robbery to run concurrently by the High Court, Cape-Coast on 18th June, 2010.
The Appellant on 10th May, 2017 appealed against sentence pursuant to leave granted by this court. The ground of appeal reads as follows:
“a. That since the Appellant was a first time offender, the custodial sentence of twenty-five (25) years I.H.L imposed on him was rather harsh and excessive”.
(2) The brief facts of the case are that:-
On 26th January, 2007, one Kwabena Owusu, a sales representative and Illiasu Gibrim who is a driver and both employees of Yadsky Ghana Limited were aboard the company’s Nissan Pick-Up on sales rounds. As they moved towards Odoben through Brakwa, they saw that the road had been blocked for them to slow down. It was at this juncture that the accused persons fired a gun and the occupants in the vehicle were forced to get …