Farmer to spend ten months for stealing a motor bike

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The Enchi District Magistrate court has sentenced a farmer to ten months imprisonment for stealing Haojin motor bike valued GH¢3,200.

Emmanuel Amoako was sentenced to ten months each for conspiracy to commit crime and stealing.

The sentences are to run concurrently.

Prosecuting Detective Sergeant Joseph Kwadwo Agyare told the court presided over by Mr Eric Baah Boateng that the complainant,Gyapani George is a driver living at Adjoum near Enchi.

He said Amoako and his accomplice, Kweku Abeiku, who is at large, reside in the same niegbourhood.

Detective Agyare said in January this year, the complainant bought an unregistered Haojin motor bike for GH¢3,200.

He said on February 29, 2018, at about 1200 hrs, the convict and Abeiku sneaked into the complainant’s house and stole the motorbike which he usually parked on his verandah.

On the same day, the two proceeded to Moseaso near Asankragwa and attempted to offer the stolen bike for sale to one Gyetuah, who is a witness in the case.

The prosecution said the witness intentionally expressed interest as he suspected the bike was stolen.

He took custody of the bike and asked the two to produce document covering it.

Detective Agyare said the convict and his accomplice sensing danger abandoned the bike with Gyetuah and never returned.

On March 13, 2018, the complainant had information that his motorbike was with the witness.

He then went to see Gyetuah with his document and after he had verified and was convinced handed over the motor bike to him and said Amoako together with Abeiku bought the said bike to the community for sale.

On March 17, the prosecutor said the complainant saw Amoako at Samreboi and informed the police in the area where he was arrested and escorted to Enchi police station; where he made a formal complaint.

Amoako admitted the offence in his caution statement and stated that Abeiku, who was his accomplice, was serving a two year jail term at the Tarkwa local prison for a similar offence he committed at Asankragwa.

 

Source: GNA

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