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27.03.2009 Crime & Punishment

Court grants bail to mobile phone thief

By gna

The district magistrate's court at Kade, has granted One Thousand Ghana Cedis bail with a surety to Michael Kwasi Mensah, for unlawfully entering a room and stealing two mobile phones and cash.

Mensah, who pleaded not guilty, would re-appear at court on April 6.

Police Inspector Francis Cobbina told the court, presided over by Mr Kwaku Baah Frimpong, that on January 21 this year, Richard Agyei of Adankrono, the complainant left home for the burial of a relative.

Prosecution said the accused used a kitchen knife to open the door to complainant room, entered it and stole two mobile phones, valued at One Hundred and Thirty-Five Thousand Ghana Cedis and an amount of Sixty-Six Ghana Cedis.

Inspector Cobbina said when a witness in the case spotted the accused emerging from the room and confronted him, he (accused) said he went to sleep in the room.

The prosecutor said Mensah took to his heels and the witness informed the complainant about the case and when the latter

entered his room he released that the mobile phones and the cash had been stolen.

Chief Inspector Cobbina said on January 26, the accused was arrested and handed over to the police by the complainant.

Prosecution said the accused admitted the offence and said he sold the MOBILE phones to a driver's mate at Abeka Lapaz lorry station IN Accra for Eleven Ghana Cedis.