Unemployed in court for theft

Ho, July 14, GNA – Francis Akati, 20, unemployed, has appeared before a
Ho Circuit Court for stealing items worth GH₵8,650.00 from residents at Sokode
Lokoe near Ho in the Volta Region.

He pleaded not guilty and was remanded into prison custody to reappear
on Monday, July 17.

The court presided over by Madam Priscilla Dikro was told that the
complainants were businessmen and neighbours who woke up on June 12, 2017,  to the realization that thieves had broken
into their respective homes and stolen their belongings.

One of the complainant Liberty Hoenyeame claimed that the accused made
away with his 42 inch Philips flat screen television valued at GH₵1,800.00,
another complainant Kofi Gyasi; alleged his LED television valued at GH₵2,800.00
was stolen, and a third complainant Luther Mawunyo also said his two Infinix
mobile phones, HP, and Toshiba laptops all valued at GH₵ 4,050.00 were stolen.

The court heard that a closed circuit camera (CCTV) installed in the
house of Luther Mawunyo captured the accused loitering around the house at
about 02:00 hours with a metal cutter on the day of the incident.

On July 4, 2017, accused person was arrested and it was confirmed that
the image in the CCTV footage was his where he admitted stealing the television
sets of Hoenyeame, and Bright Gyasi and sold them to one Gbavor.

Suspect Gbavor had since gone into hiding but police in Ho retrieved the
television sets from his room, the court was told.

The accused denied stealing the other items and pleaded “not guilty” to
all six charges of unlawful entry, and stealing.


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