Three Township Residents Arrested On Robbery Charges



Ibrahim Sesay. Photos: Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office.


Jovano Clarke


Madhya Walker








Three Somerset residents were arrested Oct. 11 and charged with robbing a man on Townsend Court.

Ibrahim Sesay, 22; Jovano A. Clarke, 22 and Maahya S. Walker, 20, were arrested following a motor vehicle stop at Beekman Road  and Route 27, according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office.

Township police received a 9-1-1 call at about 3 p.m. from the victim, a 20-year-old man, who said that two men beat him with handguns and robbed him. The victim told police that the men took his backpack and a cell phone.

Police made the motor vehicle stop based on descriptions of the men and the car in which they were driving, the release said.

Sesay, Clarke and Madhya were in the car, police said.

Police saw two handguns in the car during the stop, the release said. The victim’s backpack and cell phone were also found in the car, police said. The three were placed under arrest without incident, police said.

Each defendant was charged with 1st Degree Robbery, 2nd Degree Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, 2nd Degree Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and 2nd Degree Possession of a Handgun without a Permit to Carry. Bail for each defendant was set at $100,000 cash only by Superior Court Judge Angela Borkowski, and all three defendants were lodged in the Somerset County Jail, Somerville.

Franklin Township detectives along with detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit responded to assist in the investigation.

Acting Prosecutor Robertson commends the response of the Franklin Township Police Officers, which resulted in the successful arrests of the armed defendants without further injury or incident.


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