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16.07.2012 Crime & Punishment

Court remands student for motorbike theft

By GNA
Court remands student for motorbike theft
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Kumasi, July 13, GNA - A 21-year old student has been remanded into prison custody by a Kumasi Circuit Court for the alleged theft of a motorbike.

Iddrisu Suleman is said to have earlier on September 27, 2006 escaped from police custody where he was being held for a similar offence.

Suleman who pleaded innocent, was charged with stealing and escaping from lawful custody and was ordered to re-appear on July 18.

His accomplice, whose name was not given, is on the run.

Police Chief Inspector Silvanus D'amelda told the court presided over by Justice Emmanuel Amo-Yartey that the complainant, Daniel Yaw Yabo-en, lives at Ayigya in Kumasi.

He said on June 20, the complainant returned home from work only to discover that his motorbike was missing and thus made a formal report to the KNUST police.

Chief Inspector D'amelda said nine days later, one Samuel Animah was seen riding the missing bike and was subsequently arrested.

He said Animah claimed the bike was sold to him by Suleman and his fugitive colleague and had made an initial payment of GH¢200.00 and pledged to make available the remaining amount after he had received the valid documents covering the bike.

Chief Inspector D'amelda said at the police station Animah baited Suleman with call to come for the rest of the money and when he arrived he was apprehended.

GNA

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