Nkawie (Ash), April 2, GNA-A Junior Secondary School (JSS) student of Atwima-Manhyia near Abuakwa and four adults were on Wednesday put before the Nkawie Magistrate's court for stealing cowhide (wele) valued at 20 million cedis. Master Kwabena Kusi, the student, Anthony Appiah, Janet Ohenewaa, Mary Ama Pokuaa and Adwoa Ansah, all pleaded not guilty and were granted 10 million cedis bail each to re-appear on April 13.
Police Chief Inspector Joseph Gabienu told the court that Madam Nyamekye, the complainant, who deals in cowhides, lives in the same house with Kusi, the student. He said the complainant had for sometime now detected the stealing of the hides from her shop and conducted her own investigations, which led to the arrest of Kusi.
Inspector Gabienu said during interrogation, he mentioned Appiah and his accomplices. He said the arrest of the two led to the further arrests of Ohenewaa, Pokuwaa and Ansah as those who bought the cowhide.