The Winneba District Magistrate’s Court has sentenced a 19-year-old unemployed to two years hard labour for stealing two goats valued at GH¢500.00 and Samsung mobile phone valued at GH¢200.00
Kwame Nyarko, from Awutu Bereku, pleaded guilty to the charges and the court, presided by Mr. Isaac Oheneba Kufuo sentenced him accordingly.
Prosecuting, Police Inspector Peter Agbelie said the complainant is Samuel Larbi, a lotto writer based in Winneba, while the owners of the exhibits are Aunty Aba and Georgina Quartey both resident at Winneba.
Insp. Abgeile said the complainants and owners of the exhibit both live in the same vicinity at Lancaster, a suburb in Winneba, while the accused lived in Awutu Bereku.
According to the prosecution, on October 7, 2016, at about 2.30am the complainant was returning home after he had gone to watch television at 7 UP Spot around the Old Market Square, and on reaching the house of Aunty Aba, he spotted the accused coming out of Aunty Aba’s goat pen with a sack hanged on his shoulders.
The accused, sensing the complainant was about to confront him, dropped the sack and its contents and took to his heels.
The prosecution said the complaint chased and arrested him and a search conducted on him revealed one Samsung mobile phone and two dead nanny goats.
Georgina Quartey, on hearing the noise, came out of her room and identified the mobile phone and the SIM as hers.
The accused was handed over to the police and in his caution statement admitted the offence.