‘Galamsey’ operator caught stealing fowl

A 26-year-old illegal miner at Achiase, a community in the Ejisu-Juaben District of Ashanti, has appeared before the Konongo Magistrates Court for stealing a fowl.

Akwasi Matthew broke into the kitchen of a farmer at about 1 am and stole the bird on Friday, August 21.

He pleaded not guilty to the charge of stealing and threatening and the court, presided over by Mrs. Priscilla Yeboah granted him GH¢1,000 bail to appear again on September 16.

Police Detective Sergeant Ben Ainoo, told the court that the farmer, Kwame Musah, was awoken from his sleep by an unusual noise in his kitchen and decided to find out what was happening.

He got there only to find Matthew holding one of his fowls. Upon seeing the owner, Mathew took to his heels but was given a hot chase by Musah, and arrested.

Matthew then pulled a knife and threatened to slash the complainant but he still managed to arrest him.


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