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17.08.2004 Crime & Punishment

Student remanded for stealing

By GNA

Cape Coast Aug. 17 GNA- A circuit court at Cape Coast presided over by Mr Mustapha Logoh on Tuesday, remanded Hussein Mohammed a student into prison custody, for unlawful entry and stealing. Mohammed, who pleaded guilty, had his sentence deferred until August 31.

In the dock with him, was Abubakari Solider, a tailor, who was charged with dishonestly receiving.

He pleaded not guilty and was granted five million cedis bail with a surety to re-appear on August 31.

Police Inspector Hope Azasoo, told the court that the complainant and the accused, live in the same vicinity at Ola a suburb of Cape Coast and that on April 6, this year, at about 2000 hours the complainant left for the mosque to pray.

He said he when he returned, he saw that the window to his room had been broken into and his 300 dollars and 75,000 cedis as well as a video deck recorder were stolen.

He made a report to the police, and during investigations, the complainant saw the video deck recorder with Solider, who told the police upon his arrest that it was Mohammed who sold it to him.

During interrogation, Mohammed admitted having stolen the money and the video deck, but said he had spent the money, Inspector Azasoo added.

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