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03.08.2009 Crime & Punishment

Court jails woman for theft

By GNA
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Kade, Aug.3, GNA –Fowzia Zakari, a 19-year-old unemployed woman, who stole quantities of items valued at GH¢150 from her benefactor, was on Monday jailed 18 months in hard labour by the Kade Magistrate Court.

Fowzia was convicted on her own plea.
Police Inspector Francis Cobbinah, prosecuting, told the court that about five months ago, Fowzia arrived at Kade, and introduced herself to the complainant, Madam Adiza Alidu as a relative.

He said Adiza accommodated the convict for about three weeks and sacked her for ill- behaviour.

The prosecutor said about 0630 hours on July 25; Madam Adiza left home for her store, which offered the opportunity for Fowzia to sneak into the house, and stole a number of items including a gold watch, half piece of cloth and provisions.

When the complainant detected the theft, she went to the toll bridge at Adankrono at about 1700 hours to lay ambush for Fowzia.

After some time, she spotted Fowzia on an Accra-bound bus, stopped the driver and had her arrested.

Some of the items were found in her possession and she was accordingly escorted to the Kade Police station, where she admitted the theft.

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