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Mason jailed nine years for stealing

Agona Swedru (C/R)
June 18, GNA – The Agona Swedru Circuit Court has convicted and sentenced a 21
year old Mason to nine years imprison for unlawful damage, unlawful entry and
stealing a number of properties estimated at 28,459.00 Ghana Cedis.

The accused person
Kwasi Arkoh a native of Winneba, pleaded guilty on all the counts and the court
presided over by Mr. Michael Cudjoe Ntumy sentenced him accordingly

He was also sentenced
to a fine of four hundred penalty units on each count or in default serve
additional three years imprisonment.

Narrating the facts of
the case to the Ghana News Agency Assistant Superintendent of Police, Reverend
John Agbemaies who is the district Crime officer of Winneba said the
complainant in the case is Mr. Jojo Holdbook a Ghanaian based in United State of
America

He in 2014 the
complainant employed accused as a houseboy and also a caretaker of his house at
Ntakefem a suburb of Winneba.

He said in 2016, when
the complainant was travelling back to US he 
locked his things in his bed room and in another bedroom and handed over
the keys to one Samuel Parkingson Howard a 
witness in the case for safe keeping.

According to the Crime
officer whilst the complainant was in US, he had a call from his brother in-law
Paa Kwadjo Mills-Roberson who usually visits the house informing him that his
bed room and the other bedroom has been broken into.

He said the
complainant asked Howard to lodge a compliant to the police on his behalf.

He said during
investigations by the Police the accused was arrested and upon interrogation he
admitted the offence.

The accused led the
police to his girlfriend’s house and where some items were retrieved including
one cannon digital camera, two set of base speakers, one pressing iron, three
pair of socks, and three pieces of body spray.

The Crime officer said
while investigations were on going the complainant returned from US, and
detected that the following items have also been stolen that is 7 pair of jeans
trousers, 8 pieces of shirts, 1 desktop computer, 1 printer, 12 pairs of
dressing socks, 4bottles of mouth wash, 10 undershirt, 35 assorted perfumes, 6
waist belts, 11 flying ties, 12 tennis balls, 2 DVD+CD players, 1 desktop
keyboard and also the items retrieved from the accused girlfriend’s room all
valued at 28,459 Ghana Cedis.

After investigation
the accused was arraigned before the court charged with the offences, he added.

GNA

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