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25.02.2007 General News

Security Man Joins Fuel Stealing Gang

By spectator

Security men are required to protect humans and property. But to Richard Ansah, being a security man is rather the opposite.

Richard was said to have been a member of a gang that siphoned fuel from his employers fuel depot at the Dansoman branch of Scancom Limited.

Luck however eluded him and an accomplice when they stole 16 gallons of diesel.

They were arrested and after investigations arraigned before a Kaneshie District Magistrate's court. They pleaded guilty to stealing.

The court, presided over by Mrs. Eva Bannerman Williams, convicted them on their own plea and deferred sentence to March 5.

A court official giving details said on February 9, the complainant, James Welle, a security officer of the Kruger Brent Security, Kokomlemle, Accra, was on duty in the night at the Dansoman branch of the Scancom Limited.

At about 9.30 p.m., Richard, a dismissed security officer of the security firm, approached him and said the company had requested him to take over the night duties.

The complainant made the necessary entries in the duty occurrence book and handed over to Richard.

The court was told that the complainant suspected Richard and informed the team about the development and left.

At 1.30 a.m., Richard and his accomplice broke the padlock to the diesel tank of the company and siphoned 16 gallons of the diesel.

They were, arrested by the night patrol team and handed over to the police.

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