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06.06.2009 Crime & Punishment

Asamankese Circuit Court jails break band thief

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Asamankese, June 6 GNA- Wahab Mohammed, an unemployed, who stole a break band from a workshop at Suhum, has been sentenced to six months in prison in hard labour.

Wahab was convicted on his plea.
Prosecuting, Police Chief Inspector Ben Brew told the Asamankese Circuit Court, that at about 1930 hours on May 30, Allordi Collins, a motor mechanic, went to his shop with a friend to meet Wahab coming out from the place.

He said Wahab had broken into the shop and was carrying an item in a sack.

Inspector Brew said the shop owner challenged the accused why he had broken into the shop and wanted to find out what was in the fertilizer sack.

He said the shop owner seized the sack from Wahab, who had become speechless and found a break band.

With the assistance of the friend, the shop owner arrested Wahab and handed him to the Suhum Police with the stolen item.

When the judge, Mr Emmanuel Siameh, asked him if he had anything to say before sentencing, Wahab said no.

The judge said he was giving him a minimal sentence because he was a first offender and because the item had been retrieved.

He ordered that the break band should be returned to the owner.


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