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24.03.2009 Crime & Punishment

Trader remanded in prison custody for stealing


The Asamankese Circuit Court has remanded Wisdom Mufetu, a second hand cloth dealer in prison custody for allegedly stealing GH¢470 belonging to Madam Regina a trader at Suhum.

Mufetu 19 pleaded not guilty and would re-appear on March 30.

Police Chief Inspector Ben Brew, prosecuting told the court presided over by Mr Emmanuel Siameh that during the afternoon of February 19, this year while Madam Regina was attending to some customers Mufetu and two accomplices entered the shop to buy something.

He said while Mufetu was being served, his two accomplices took away GH¢150 placed on a table and bolted.

The prosecution said about two hours later Mufetu and his accomplices went to the shop again and snatched a handbag containing GH¢470 when Madam Regina was busy serving a customer.

He said a witness who saw the accused fleeing the shop with the handbag informed the complainant who together raised the alarm; the accused abandoned the handbag containing the money and fled but was chased and arrested to Suhum Police station.

The prosecution said the other accomplices were on the run.