Ex-con held for stealing phones

The Winneba District Magistrate’s Court has remanded an ex-convict in prison custody for unlawful entry and stealing two mobile phones.

Joshua Ghansah, 23, pleaded guilty and is to appear again before the court on August 10.

Police Inspector Peter Agbelie told the court, presided over by Alexander Oware, that Kobina Mensah and Kofi Mensah both lived in the same house at the Roman School area in Winneba, while the accused was unemployed and a native of Gomoa Awombirew.

He said the accused had just returned from prison after serving a three-month sentence for stealing two mobile phones at Fetteh, a community in Winneba.   

The prosecution said at about 3 a.m., on July 31, the accused unlawfully entered the rooms of the complainants while they were asleep, and stole their mobile phones valued at GH¢60 each.

Inspector Agbelie said the wife of one of the complainants who had left the room to begin her daily chores, met the accused coming out from the room and raised the alarm which attracted the husband and others.

He said when the accused was arrested and searched, two phones belonging to the complainants were found in his pocket.

He said the complainants handed the accused over to the police and, in his caution statement, he admitted the offence and pleaded for leniency.


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