A 21-year-old head porter has been jailed 17 years by a circuit Court in Greater Accra Region for attempted robbery and causing damage to a fire personnel.

The young man identified as Daniel Amevor appeared before court presided by Justice Afia Owusuaa Appiah for attempted robbery and causing harm to a fire officer.

Justice Afia Owusuaa sentenced him to 17years in hard labour for robbery and 5 years for causing harm. Both sentences should be served at the same time.

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The Head of Public Relations Officer of the Accra Regional Police Command, DSP Efia Tenge speaking to Ghanaian Times said, the fire personnel was attacked by the convict and an accomplice to surrender his cell phone and money in front of GNFS Training School in Accra.

DSP Tenge stated that in the process Amevor slashed the victim, who screamed, which alerted other colleagues, who came to his rescue.

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She said the convict and the accomplice took to their heels, but the GNHS personnel arrested Amevor and handed him over to the police, while the victim was rushed to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.

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