Crime

Man fined for stealing laptop, mobile phone

A Cape Coast Magistrate’s Court has sentenced Adama Ahmed, unemployed, to a fine of GH¢1,600.00, for stealing his friend’s laptop and mobile phone, valued at GH¢1,850.00

 The convict, who appeared sober and remorseful after pleading guilty to the charge of stealing, appealed to the court to tamper justice with mercy.

Prosecuting, Sergeant Christian Antwi told the court, presided by Mr James Kojo Botah, that the complainant, Mr Edward Abakah, was a level 200 student at the University of Cape Coast (UCC).

The court heard that Mr Abakah and Ahmed were friends, living at Kwaprow and Akotokyir respectively, both communities within the UCC campus.

Prosecuting said on Sunday, March 30, this year, Ahmed visited Mr Abakah at home and after sometime the latter left for church.

Sgt Antwi said Ahmed took advantage of his friend’s absence and bolted to Kasoa with the items.

He said when the complainant returned from church only to detect that his laptop and mobile phone had been stolen, he reported the case to the police.

 Sgt Antwi said police investigations led to the arrest of Ahmed, who admitted the offence, but could not identify the person he claimed bought the items. – GNA

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