‘Galamseyer’ Jailed For Car Battery Theft

Michael Anim, a 19-year-old small scale miner, has been sentenced to six months imprisonment by a Tarkwa Circuit Court for stealing a car battery and causing damage to the window of a taxi cab.

He pleaded guilty.

Prosecuting, Police Chief Inspector Florence Tawiah, told the court, presided over by Justice Obeng Asante, that the complainant, Amos Amponsah, was a driver and lived in the same neighbourhood at Wassa Akropong with Anim.

She said on September 26, the complainant parked his KIA Rio taxi cab with registration number AW2382-14, in front of his house after the day’s work.

Chief Inspector Tawiah said when Amos woke up the next day, at about 6am, he realised that the back door window of the taxi was broken and the battery stolen. Both items were valued at GH¢600.

He consequently informed people about the incident.

Chief Inspector Tawiah said some days later, Anim offered a battery for sale at GH¢200 to a neighbour who on seeing the battery, informed the complainant on phone and he went and identified it as his.

Chief Inspector Tawiah said Anim was arrested and handed over to the police with the battery.

When the police searched his room in his presence, they found, pinch bar, a hammer and a metal cutter suspected to have been used in committing the crime.


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