04.10.2006 Crime & Punishment

Bicycle thief goaled 12 months

Bicycle thief goaled 12 months
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A 26-year-old farmer, Kwame Kitiwa, has been sentenced by the Begoro District Magistrate Court to 12 months imprisonment for stealing two bicycles. He pleaded guilty.

Chief Inspector William Kwasi Nkrumah told the court presided over by Mr Robert Djan that, on August 20, this year, the first complainant, Mr. Eric Okwaning, parked his bicycle by the Begoro-Obuoho road and went to his tomato farm.

He said when Okwaning returned from his farm, he could not find his bicycle but the next day, he saw the suspect riding a defaced bicycle that resembled his.

When Okwaning confronted the suspect, he confessed stealing the bicycle and said one Richard Agyapong, the second complainant gave him the parts to use to disguise it.

He said when Agyapong was contacted he denied any knowledge of the bicycle and rather detected that, the bicycle parts which were used to disguise the one stolen from Okwaning were parts of his stolen bicycle.

The suspect then admitted that, he stole Agyapong's bicycle with the intention of exchanging the parts to disguise them.

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