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25.03.2009 Crime & Punishment

Polytechnic student granted bail in alleged car theft


Baba Ahmed, a 23-year old student of the Cape Coast

Polytechnic, who allegedly stole an Opel Astra cab with registration number GR 1518W and sold it, was on Wednesday, granted bail in the sum of GH¢3,000.00 with one surety by a circuit court at Cape Coast.

He pleaded not guilty to stealing and is to reappear on Wednesday, April 8.

Prosecuting, Inspector Francis Kingsford Ockom told the court, presided over by Mr. Beresford Acquah, that sometime in November 2007, Baba Ahmed sold the taxi to one Mr Nathaniel Kojo Antwi, at GH¢2,400.00 of which Antwi paid GH¢1,600.00.

He alleged that all efforts made by Baba to get the balance proved futile and on January 21 this year, Antwi allegedly re-sold the taxi to one Mr. Christian Abban, a lecturer at the Cape Coast Polytechnic for GH¢1700.00

Inspector Ockom said on January 26 this year, Mr Abban sent the taxi to a spraying shop at Siwdu, a suburb of Cape Coast, for body works.

The sprayer, Mr Emmanuel Eshun, reported to work on February 26 this year, and detected that the taxi cab had been stolen from his shop and reported the case to Mr Abban, he said.

Inspector Ockom said Mr Abban reported the matter to the police and during the investigations, Baba was arrested.