Man sentenced for attempted double registration
4/26/2012 3:33:15 PM -
Sefwi (W/R), April 26, GNA - The Bibiani Circuit Court on Wednesday sentenced Tahiru Issifu to 18 months imprisonment for attempting to register twice in the ongoing biometric voter registration exercise.
Giving the facts of the case, DSP Raymond Kofi Erzuah told the court presided over by Mr. Emmanuel Ankamah that the convict first registered at Sefwi Fawokabra on March 27 this year.
He added that on April 24, the convict attempted registering for the second time at Sefwi Asantem, a different registration centre but the vigilance of the electoral officer lead to his arrest.
The prosecution said the convict pleaded guilty during interrogation and was convicted on his own plea.
He was thus slapped with a sentence of 250 penalty units, the equivalence of GHc3000 or serve an 18 months' prison term with hard labour to serve as a deterrent.