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12.12.2007 General News

Two men remanded for theft


A circuit court "A" at Tema has remanded two men, who broke into the office of Madam Afia Asaa Ampene, the hostess of the telephone show 'Nmaa Nkomo into custody.

Michael Okine alias Playboy a barber and Kpakpo Allotey a driver pleaded not guilty to two counts of conspiracy to steal and stealing.

The accused person's were to re-appear in court on December 20.

Police Chief Inspector Sarah Acquah, told the court presided over by Mr Charles Asiedu that Madam Ampene on September 26, this year locked her office located at Tema Community five and left the keys with Kwesi a shopkeeper in the same building.

Prosecution said Madam Ampene returned to the office the next day and detected that thieves had stolen her Dell laptop computer and other items valued over 1,200 Ghana cedis without breaking the office door.

Chief Inspector Acquah said items including Jewellery, shirts, cloths, Kasapa phone among others valued over 5,500 Ghana cedis were also stolen from other offices and shops within the building.

She said the theft was reported to the police who during investigations traced the Kasapa cell phone number and arrested Benjamin Neequaye and one Henry.

Neequaye and Henry led the police to arrest the two accused persons whose houses were searched and the laptop computer which screen have been damaged, two half pieces of ATL fabric, jewelries and the phone were retrieved.