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01.10.2004 Crime & Punishment

Unemployed remanded for jumping bail

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Tema, Oct. 1, GNA- A man who was granted a 10-million-cedi bail in January last year, but jumped bail, was arrested on September 20, this year from his hideout. He was on Friday remanded by the Tema Circuit Court 'A'. Charles Ofosuhene, unemployed, pleaded not guilty to unlawful entry and stealing, and will re-appear on October 26, 2004.

Police Chief Inspector Mary Assunta, told the court that on January 31, last year, the complainant who lives at Ashaiman Newtown, left for work, but later had information that someone had broken into his room. The prosecution said the complainant rushed home and found that his door had been forced open, and items including a video deck, a 20-inch colour television, speakers, and an amplifier all valued at five million cedis, had been stolen.

The prosecution said witnesses in the case saw the accused person carrying a video deck under his armpit and was arrested and sent to the police station. Chief Inspector Assunta explained that when he first appeared in court and was granted a 10-million-cedi bail with one surety, he to escaped.

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