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01.10.2008 Crime & Punishment

Nephew fined for damaging uncle’s properties


The Winneba Magistrate's Court has fined a 25- year old carpenter apprentice, thirty Ghana Cedis for destroying two wooden benches and a large sized mattress, belonging to his uncle, Mr Kofi Botwe.

Kobina Amboa who pleaded guilty, will go to prison for three months if he fails to pay the fine.

Prosecuting Police Chief Inspector Paul Adamah told the court presided over by Mr Ali Baba Abature that, the complainant Mr Kofi Botwe a fisherman and the accused person Kobina Amboa, both relatives stay in the same house.

He said on September 25, 2008, the complainant locked his door and went out, but returned to find that it has been opened.

The prosecution said to the dismay of the complainant, he discovered that the two benches had been broken into pieces, and part of the mattress also torn into pieces.

According to Chief Inspector Adamah the complainant who suspected the accused person confronted him.

He said Amboa charged on the complainant and asked him to take the issue to any where that he desired.
The complainant then reported the matter to the police, who later arrested Amboa and during interrogation, he admitted the offence.