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02.04.2007 General News

‘Golden Jubilee thief’ to mark five years in prison

By Mirror

A thief who celebrated the Golden Jubilee by breaking into the rooms of three sleeping women and threatened to kill them after stealing 165,OOO cedis worth of their belongings at Gomoa Manso has been jailed five years by the Agona Swedru Circuit Court.

The booty of John Kojo Saah, unemployed included drinking cups, a wall clock, plastic containers and a plastic chair belonging to Mesdames Adwoa Saah, Ekua Tekyiwa and Ekua Owusuwaa, all farmers and residents of Manso.

The trial judge, Mr. C.A Wilson, convicted Saah on his own plea of guilty to the counts of causing unlawful damage, threat of death and stealing.

The prosecution had it that at about 12:30p.m on March 6, this year, the three women were asleep in their rooms when the convict, armed with a machete, forced their doors open one-by-one and stole those items.

An unusual sound created by his unlawful entry and presence awakened the complainants whose attempt to shout was not possible because of Saah's threat to kill them if they dared shout.

They, however, managed to raise the alarm, and when Saah saw people coming he bolted.

Luck however eluded Saah as he was apprehended by members of the local watch dog committee, who escorted him to the Swedru Police Station.

Source: Mirror

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