3 convicted for diverting premix fuel

An Accra circuit court has convicted three persons for diverting premix fuel meant for fishermen at Chorkor in Accra.

Benjamin Nii Quaye, trader, Paul Dogba, driver,  and Emmanuel Kubi, unemployed, all pleaded guilty to conspiracy and discharging petroleum into a container (drums) instead of motorcycle tanks.

However, the court presided by Mr Emmanuel Essandoh deferred sentence till Monday, June 25, and they have been remanded into police custody.

Police Chief Inspector Maxwell Oppong told the court that Chief Insp Alfred Quashie and Sergeant Enoch Sarkodie Okyere,  prosecution witnesses, are stationed at the James Town Police Station.

The Prosecution said on June 14, 2018, the police received information that the convicts were conveying a quantity of premix fuel from Chorkor-James Town to Tema.

Chief Insp Oppong said the police  arrested Dogba and Kubi on board a KIA Truck with the registration number GW 789 09, and When a search was conducted on the vehicle, 20 drums of premix fuel were found.

The court heard that investigations revealed that Quashie who was in charge of the premix fuel, meant for fishermen, at Chorkor, arranged with Dogba and Kubi to divert the fuel. - GNA

 

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