Two remanded for stealing TV sets

Two occupants of an uncompleted building at East Legon have been remanded in police custody by the Accra Circuit Court “One” for allegedly stealing two Samsung 42 inches flat screen television (TV) sets from a businesswoman.

Edem Komla and Edegbe Edem broke into the room of Madam Heather Abraham at Adjiringanor, East Legon, on February 25, 2017, and stole the television sets valued at GH¢4.560.00.

The accused were arrested by police personnel on night patrol who saw them carrying the items at about 4am within Adjiringanor after the patrol team had swiftly responded to a distress call from the victim.

Their problem has been compounded because the police found “wee” on them when they were searched.

Komla and Edegbe pleaded not guilty to the charges of conspiracy to commit crime, forcible entry, stealing and possessing narcotic drug without lawful authority, when they appeared before Mr. Aboagye Tandoh yesterday.

The judge remanded them in police custody until March 21, 2017.

Chief Inspector Kwabena Adu told the court that Madam Heather Abraham was fast asleep on February 25, 2017, when she was rudely woken by a loud bang at about 3:20 am in her residence.

The prosecutor said she detected that her room had been broken into and the two Samsung TV sets had been stolen.

He said the victim did not waste time in calling the police patrol team led by General Corporal Appiah Ottu who rushed to her rescue.

According to Chief Inspector Adu, investigation revealed that the intruders or thieves used a lifting device to forcibly lift the burglar proof window before getting access into the complainant’s living room.

He said that after the police personnel had done their assessment of the situation, they decided to patrol the entire vicinity and at about 4am the two accused were seen carrying the stolen items bound for an unknown destination.

They were arrested and a search on them revealed that the accused again possessed a parcel of green plant seedlings suspected to be Indian hemp concealed in a black bag together with a car jack, which was used to lift the burglar proof, pliers, a long screw driver and a black laptop bag.
Chief Insp Adu said Madam Heather later Identified the two TV sets retrieved from Komla and Edegbe as hers.

By Castro Zangina-Tong

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