An Nkawie Circuit court has sentenced Kojo Nsiah, a farmer at Sepaase in Atwima Nwabiagya District to five years imprisonment in hard labour on his own plea for conspiracy, unlawful entry and stealing personal belongings worth about 770 Ghana cedis.
His accomplice, Osei Yaw, who resides at Atwima–Agogo is on the run.
Police Sergeant Birikorang Peasah told the court presided over by Mr Jerome Noble Nkrumah that on November 2, this year at about 1300 hours the complainant, Hannah Agyare, returned from church and detected that thieves had broke into his room and made away with personal belongings and electrical gadgets valued at about 770 Ghana Cedis.
He said some witnesses who saw the thieves running away with a trunk box chased them and Nsiah was arrested while Osei Yaw managed to escape.
The prosecution said Nsiah was handed over to Abuakwa police and after investigations charged with the offence.
In a related development, a Kumasi Circuit court on Wednesday sentenced Francis Chocho, 22, a labourer to 10 years imprisonment in hard labour on his own plea for defiling a 13-year-old Primary five pupil.
Police Chief Inspector, Mary Affanyi told the court presided over by Mr Adjei Frimpong that on October 4, this year, the victim who attended school at Ibadia Islamic Basic at Ahwiaa-Meduma in Kwabre District left for school but failed to return home.
She said as a result of this the complainant who is a relative of the victim informed the police and on October 28, the complainant had information that the accused had abducted the victim at Atwima–Trabuom in Ashanti Region.
Police Chief Inspector Affanyi said the complainant together with the police went to Atwima-Trabuom and arrested the accused and victim.
She said medical report indicated that the victim had been defiled and after investigations charged with the offence.