The Winneba District Magistrate Court has sentenced a 28-year-old mason to 18 months imprisonment with hard labour, for stealing two mattresses valued at GH¢2,305.00, belonging to King Aluta, a resident of Winneba.
Kwabena Ebo, pleaded guilty to the charge and the court, presided by Mr. Alexander Oworae sentenced him on his own plea.
Inspector Peter Agbelie told the court that the complainant in the case, is Samuel Kow Amankwandor, a taxi driver.
He said on September 4, 2016 the accused broke into the room of King Aluta, at Sankro, a suburb of Winneba, and stole the mattresses.
Inspt. Agbelie said after stealing the mattresses, he attempted to take a table top fridge and was caught by the complainant and handed over to the police.
The prosecution said the accused led the police to the bush where he hid one of the mattresses, and told the police that the second mattress was being kept in the home of one Abeiku, who also lived in Sankro.