Farmer Convicted For Double Registration
4/28/2012 8:00:19 AM -
A farmer has been convicted for double registration at Sefwi Fawokabra, near Akontonbra in the Sefwi-Akontonbra District in the Western Region.
The convict, Tahiru Issifu, pleaded guilty to the offence and was sentenced to a fine of 250 penalty units, amounting to GH¢3,000. In default, he will spend the next 18 months in jail.
Before his conviction, Issifu pleaded with the court to forgive him, saying that he had registered the second time after misplacing his first registration card.
Presenting the facts of the case, the prosecutor, DSP Raymond Kofi Erzuah, told the Bibiani Circuit Court, presided over by Mr Emmanuel Ankama, that the convict had first registered at Sefwi-Fawokabra on March 27, 2012.
He said after the first registration, Issifu them moved to Sefwi-Asante and registered again.
DSP Erzuah said after going through the process at Sefwi-Asante, it was discovered that Issifu had registered before.
The electoral officers then reported his conduct to security personnel at the Sefwi-Asante registration centre who arrested him.
Investigations conducted by the police confirmed that Issifu had registered twice.
The convict admitted the offence and was sentenced accordingly.