Church ‘thief’ jailed 5 years

Juaso Circuit Court, in Ashanti Region, has sentenced a man, who broke into a church and made away with a television set, amplifier and compressor, to five years imprisonment.

Yaw Addai Boateng pleaded guilty to the offence.

Police Detective, Inspector Princeton Peasah Darkwah told the court, presided by Mr. Yusif Assibey on June 21, this year, the pastor of the Bethel Presbyterian Church, reported the theft to the police and investigations led to the arrest of the accused at Oforikrom, in Kumasi.

Boateng told the police that a friend, whose name he only gave as “Taller” had sought his assistance to find a buyer for the stolen items, which he did.

The items, he claimed, were sold to one Mallam at Asokwa, and said he received GH¢50.00 for leading the said friend to the buyer. – GNA

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