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20.07.2005 Crime & Punishment

Tailor goes to jail for stealing a mobile phone


Kumasi, July 20, GNA - A Kumasi circuit court on Monday sentenced a tailor to five years imprisonment in hard labour for stealing a mobile phone valued at five million cedis. Kwame Addy pleaded guilty.

Police Chief Inspector Evelyn Addo told the court that on June 13, Mr Gilbert Ntiamoah, a businessman, was caught in a traffic jam and Addy went round his car pretending to admire it.

When Mr Ntiamoah's attention was diverted Addy picked the phone from the dashboard and ran away.

The prosecution said on July 13, Mr Ntiamoah spotted Addy at New Tafo and handed him over to the Buffalo Unit of the Ghana Police Service.

Addy told the police that he pledged the phone to someone and took 600,000 cedis. He led the police to the house of the receiver to retrieve the phone but without the chip.