Ho Circuit court has sentenced a 27 years old ex-convict, Prince Adu to cumulative 63 years imprisonment for three robbery offences.
His jail term was increased to 90 years due to his other offences which added 27 years in hard labour for similar offences.
Prince Adu aka Dracula, pleaded guilty to all the charges.
He runs his new sentence concurrently with the earlier convictions.
Chief Inspector Stephen Atidzon told the court presided over by Felix Datsomor that the complainant (name withheld) is a trader and resident of New Housing, a suburb of Ho.
Chief Inspector Atidzon said the complainant who was returning to her house from Ho Barracks New town stopped a motorcycle, which had the convict and his accomplice, a juvenile, now committed in a borstal home on board on 29thMay, 2020 at about 10 pm.
The prosecution said the convict after hearing where the destination of the victim was, asked her to get on board, telling her that he and his accomplice would be alighting soon.
Chief Inspector Atidzon said on reaching Donorkordzi cemetery, the complainant decided to alight, seeing that the vehicle was heading into the bush.
The prosecution said the convict also alighted immediately with the complainant and snatched her purse containing an amount of ¢100 and her mobile phone valued at ¢500.
He said the juvenile then removed a two edged sharp machete from his bag and gave it to the Prince Adu and they started assaulting the complainant.
The prosecution said the rider then tried to intervene and pleaded on behalf of the victim but the convict ordered him to move away from the scene immediately, which he did, leaving the victim behind.
Chief Inspector Atidzon said the victim in an attempt to protect herself against the assault held the edge of the machete, and the convict pulled it, resulting in a deep cut in her palm.
The prosecution said the convict then ordered the victim to remove her dress and he forcibly had sex with her after which he asked the victim to give him additional money.
He said the convict after having sexual intercourse with the complainant, ordered her to sit on one of the tombs whilst they leave, threatening to kill her if she disobeyed the order.
Prosecution said after the convict and his accomplice left, the victim quickly ran to Godokpui Police checkpoint and reported the event to the Police on duty and they also informed the patrol team.
According to the prosecution, the juvenile was arrested on a motorcycle but the convict managed to escape.
The prosecution said on February 18, this year, the convict was arrested in a different case and was re-arrested on February 27, and pleaded guilty to the offence in his investigation statement, hence the stiffer punishment.