Labourer fined for stealing public toilet ‘money’

A Kumasi district court has sentenced a 28-year-old labourer to a fine of GH¢600.00, for stealing GH¢900.00 being proceeds of a public toilet, at Kwadaso, in Kumasi.

George Beryo, who told the prosecution that he used the money to cater for his sick wife, would spend six months in prison in hard labour if he defaults in paying the fine.

Additionally, the court ordered the convict to pay GH¢900.00, to Beatrice Agyeiwaa, the complainant.

Beryo pleaded guilty to stealing during his first appearance in the court presided by Mrs. Christine Cann, on November 19, 2018.

Convict prayed the court to have mercy on him, but he was eventually sentenced to the fine.

Police Inspector Emmanuel Nkansah, told the court that Agyeiwaa was the caretaker of the public toilet and Beryo a cleaner at the same facility.

On August 2018, Agyeiwaa, who was attending hospital gave GH¢600.00, to Beryo to be saved with a “susu” money collector and GH¢300.00 to be paid as the electricity bill for the place.

The court heard that Beryo took the money and bolted with it and never delivered the services for Agyeiwaa.

Agyeiwaa lodged a formal complaint to the police leading to the arrest of Beryo at his hideout at Kwadaso.



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