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14.12.2010 Crime & Punishment

Mechanic remanded for stealing mobile phone

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December 13, 2010 Tema, Dec 13, GNA - The Tema Circuit Court 'B', on Monday, remanded Richard Wadie, a 35-year-old mechanic, into prison custody, for stealing a mobile phone at Tema New Town.

Wadie pleaded guilty with explanation to three counts of unlawful entry, stealing, and assault, but the court presided over by Mrs Amanda Aikins, entered a plea of not guilty for him.

He will re-appear in court on December 27.
Police Inspector Theresa Adjei, prosecuting, told the court that Mr Abraham Akiley, the complainant resided at Abonkor, a suburb of Tema New Town, while Wadie has no permanent place of abode.

Inspector Adjei said complainant, who is a fisherman, retired to bed at about 22:00 hours on December 3.

The prosecutor said the complainant, who closed his door, but failed to lock it securely, was awakened by a sudden noise at about 02:00 hours.

The facts continued that upon waking up, complainant saw Wadie in his room, holding his 'Dorado' mobile phone, valued at GH¢80.

Wadie in a bid to escape assaulted the complainant, but was apprehended with the help of a witness, who was attracted to the scene, due to complainant's shouts for help.

The accused person was handed over to the Police and was charged with the offence after investigations, the prosecution added.


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