Okada rider jailed 15 years for snatching mobile phone in front of IGP.
The incident was coincidentally spotted by the Inspector General of Police, Dr. Geroge Akuffo Dampare, and his bodyguards as they were returning from routine observational duties, according to starrfm.com.gh.
An okada rider in Ghana has recently been sentenced to 15 years in jail after he was caught snatching a phone from a pedestrian in front of the Inspector General of Police (IGP). This is the first time a crime has been committed in such close proximity to the IGP and it has sparked conversations about how to tackle the rising levels of crime in the country.
In this blog post, we will explore the incident in more detail and discuss its implications.
“Emmanuel Waki, also known as Pocket, was given a furious pursuit that resulted in the arrest of Salifu Alhaji, another rider on the Okada, who in turn helped the police apprehend Waki in Old Fadama.
“Waki entered a guilty plea of simpliciter (without explanation) before the Circuit Court on December 23. He was found guilty based on his own admission, and his punishment was postponed until today, Wednesday, January 4, 2023.
Salifu Alhaji, 24, who is also an Okada Rider and the first accused, has been remanded in custody after rejecting the conspiracy accusation brought against him.