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26.01.2005 Crime & Punishment

Two machine operators remanded for stealing

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Tema, Jan. 26, GNA - Two generator operators at the Tema Fishing Harbour, who stole pumping machines valued at 45,000 dollars from a fishing vessel have been remanded into custody by the Tema Circuit Court 'B'.

Daniel Nartey and Philip Seidu pleaded not guilty and will reappear on February 2, 2005.

Prosecuting, Police Chief Inspector Edith Nutakor told the court presided over by Mr Stephen Teye that on December 26, 2004, at 0200 hours, Nartey unlawfully entered the Irish fishing vessel and stole a GPS machine.

She said on the same day at 0300 hours, Seidu also entered the vessel and stole an SSB machine, however, some witnesses identified Nartey and was arrested at his hideout, while Seidu was also arrested later. The machines were recovered from the accused persons, and after investigations, they were charged with two counts of unlawful entry and stealing.

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