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16.04.2007 Crime & Punishment

Man fined ¢15m for stealing at police station

By myjoyonline
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A 27-year-old unemployed man has been fined ¢15 million for unlawfully entering into the office of the District Commander of the Tema Regional MTTU and stealing his mobile phones.

If he defaults in payment, he will go to prison for eight years.

The man, Stephen Addy was convicted on his own plea.

The Prosecutor, Chief Inspector Sarah Acquah, told the court presided over by Charles Asiedu that on April 11, there was power outage in and around the Community One police station, so the District Commanding Officer opened his office and went to an adjacent office to give instruction to an investigator in a case.

He left his three mobile phones valued at ¢5.7 billion and a police service hand set valued at ¢5 million on his table.

Addy took advantage of the absence of the officer and stole the items, but he was arrested as he came out of the office and met the commander at the entrance.

Source: The Ghanaian Times