“The fear of burglars is not only the fear of being robbed, but also the fear of a sudden and unexpected clutch out of the darkness" Elias Canetti.
Like all victims of robbery, this frail complainant in the instant case must have gone through a lot and now his alleged attacker is before the court to be tried.
The accused person herein was arraigned before this court on one count of Robbery, contrary to section 149 of the Criminal Offences Act, 1960, Act 29. The particulars of the offence are that on 18/06/2014, he robbed one madam Yaa Owusua of a cash sum of GH¢ 60.00.
The relevant facts of the case are that on 11/06/2014, the complainant had engaged the accused person and one other to weed her farm and a part payment of GH¢20.00 had been made to them. The accused person pocketed half of the amount but refused to weed the farm. The complainant demanded payment from him and on 15/06/2015, the accused refunded the money to her in her house. Then, at about 12:30am on 18/06/2014 when the com…