Abudu Samir, unemployed, who stole aluminium utensils and damaged others was on Wednesday convicted on his own plea of guilty to 12 months imprisonment in hard labour by the Asamankese circuit court.
Police Chief Inspector, Benjamin Brew, prosecuting, told the court that the convict who was jobless and was badly in need of money went to one T.T, a brother of the complainant, Samuel Nartey, to help him get a job to earn a living.
The prosecution said Samir was later taken to the complainant at Amenase, near Suhum so that he could help him in his business.
However, on March 2, when his host and benefactor left for the farm at about 0600 hours, Samir took advantage of his absence to steal a number of aluminium utensils valued at GH C200.
While he was carrying his booty away, a witness in the case met and confronted him as to how he came by the items.
Sensing danger, Samir took to his heels, leaving the items behind, which were later taken back to the complainant.
At about 2330 hours on the same day, Samir sneaked back into the house where he was arrested and handed over to the police together with the items he had stolen earlier in the day.