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17.01.2006 Tabloid News

Thief Found Asleep At Crime Scene

By Times

ON the morning of October 16, 2005, Mr. Agyeman Badu, a researcher at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), who went to move his car from its usual parking place, was confronted by an amazing sight.

Inside his car, which he had locked up the previous night, was a man, fast asleep. And on the man's lap, was the car's sound system.

Mr. Badu woke up the man, later identified as Eric Aheto, a carpenter, then arrested and handed him over to the KNUST Police, a Kumasi Court was told.

For his offence, Aheto, described by the police as "a terror" at KNUST, was on Friday sentenced to five years hard labour for stealing the car tape.

He is also facing other charges including robbery and inflicting a cut on Janet Tetteh, a librarian at KNUST.

Aheto is further alleged to have inflicted cutlass wounds on Ms Tetteh when he tried unsuccessfully to rob her of her mobile phone.

His plea in the second case was not taken and he was remanded in prison custody to appear again on January 27.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) William Awuvey told the court that Aheto had been terrorizing residents at the campus for some time.