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20.02.2007 General News

Ex-convict jailed two years for stealing

By : GNA

A circuit court at Juaso has ordered Kwame Opuni, an ex-convict, back to prison for stealing a bunch of plantain worth 20,000 cedis, sixteen months after serving a jail sentence.

The ex-convict was sentenced to two years imprisonment in hard labour on two counts of stealing and causing unlawful harm.

Police Chief Inspector, Kippo Iddrisu Mahama, told the court that the two complainants in the case and the accused were all farmers resident at Bompata near Asankare.

He said on January 5, this year, the second complainant who was returning from farm spotted the accused harvesting plantain in the farm of the other complainant.

Chief Insp. Mahama said the accused on seeing the second complainant approaching, threatened to slash him with a cutlass and a scuffle ensured between them.

The prosecutor said in the course of the struggle, the accused inflicted cutlass wounds in the palm of the second complainant and also bit his left eyelid after which he fled the scene.

Chief Insp. Mahama said the second complainant lodged a complaint at the Bompata Police where he was issued with a medical form to attend hospital.

The prosecutor said on January 6, this year, the first complainant detected the theft of the plantain from his farm and reported the case to the police.

Source: GNA