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12.04.2010 Crime & Punishment

Mobile phone repairer accused of stealing cash

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Kade, April 10, GNA - Mr Opoku Darkwa, a teacher, going on the Christmas holidays, gave the keys to his room to a friend but on his return realized that GH¢ 320 he had hidden in the room had been stolen.

Suspecting that Kwasi Mensah, who had temporary occupied the room, had stolen the money, Darkwa lodged a complaint with the Police and Mensah, a mobile phone repairer, was arrested.

At the Kade District Magistrate Court, the accused pleaded guilty, but following his explanation, the Magistrate, Mr Abdul Majid Iliasu, changed his plea to not guilty for the court to go into the merits of the case.

Police Inspector Francis Cobbina, prosecuting, told the court that during the last December holidays, the complainant decided to spend the holidays in his hometown.

He, therefore, gave the keys to his room to the accused to take care of the place.

The prosecutor said Mensah searched the room and stole GH¢ 320 the complainant had kept under a carpet.

After stealing the money, Mensah went into hiding and a report was made to the Police.

In the course of investigation, the complainant traced the accused to his hideout at Akwatia and had him arrested and handed him over to the Police.

The court granted him bail of GH¢ 800 to re-appear on April 28.


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