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01.11.2008 Crime & Punishment

Two jailed for burgling three Policemen


Two youngsters who broke into the rooms of three policemen and stole their belongings have been sentenced to three years imprisonment in hard labour by the Asamankese Circuit Court.

Enoch Aidoo, 18, who claimed to be a student and Essuman Yaw Foster, 19, driver's mate pleaded guilty to five counts of conspiracy, unlawful entry and stealing.

Prosecuting, Police Chief Inspector Joseph Idan, told the court, presided over by Mr Emmanuel Siame that the two men on October 16 hatched a plan to steal from the Police rented quarters at Asamankese.

He said the convicts put their plans into operations at about 1230 hours the next day by breaking into the rooms of Lance Corporal Atigah, Constable Agyekum and Enoch Amoah who were on operational duties.

They stole from L/C Atigah one DVD player valued at 80 Ghana cedis, one VCD player from the room of Constable Agyemang valued at 500 Ghana cedis and from the room of Constable Amoah, one sound system and one Tuna amplifier valued at 120 Ghana cedis.

The prosecution said the three Policemen returned from duty in the morning to find their rooms broken into and their items stolen.

The Police, acting upon a tip-off arrested Aidoo and Foster who, on interrogation admitted in a caution statement that they were the culprits.

The prosecutor informed the court that the two had served previous prison terms.