Farmer jailed 10 months for stealing motorcycle

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

Emmanuel Amoako, was sentenced to ten months each for conspiracy to commit crime and stealing, and the sentences were to run concurrently.

Prosecuting, Detective Sergeant Joseph Kwadwo Agyare told the court presided 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 Sgt Agyare said in January this year, the complainant bought an unregistered Haojin motorcycle 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 motorcycle.

Detective Sgt Agyare said on the same day, the two went to Moseaso, near Asankragwa, and attempted to sell the stolen motorcycle to one Gyetuah, who is a witness in the case.

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

Detective Sgt Agyare said the witness took custody of the motorcycle and asked the two to produce document covering it, but the convict and the accomplice sensing danger, abandoned the motorcycle and left.

The court heard that on March 13, 2018, the complainant had information that his motorcycle was with the witness.

Detective Sgt Agyare said when complainant approached Gyetuah with documents indicating that the motorcycle belong to him, it was  handed over to him and said Amoako together with Abeiku brought the said motorcycle 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. – GNA

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