2 remanded for stealing and abetment of crime

The Accra Circuit Court has remanded two per­sons in police custody for stealing and abetment of crime.

They are: Anthony Abeiku, a 22-year-old fuel attendant, and Mahuya Ibrahim, a 65-year-old scrap dealer.

An accomplice in the case, one Ahmed, who is currently on the run, has also been charged with three counts of stealing and abetment of crime.

They all pleaded not guilty and the case has been adjourned to January 16, 2023.

The defence counsel prayed to the court for bail for accused, but prosecuting, Police Chief Inspec­tor Samuel Ahiabor opposed the bail application.

The prosecution argued that Abeiku was an ex-convict, who allegedly had been involved in criminal cases and would be a flight risk when granted bail.

He prayed that accused be remanded into police custody to assist police in investigations.

The trial judge, Mrs Kizita Naa Quashie, upheld the prosecution’s prayer.

The prosecution said the complainant, Parry Kwadwo Adade, was a banker, who lived at Sakumono Estate whilst all the accused lived at Ashaiman.

It said on June 7, 2022, Mr Adade returned from work and noticed that someone had broken into his room and stole Televi­sion sets, a Dell Laptop, a Tablet and three wrist watches.

The prosecution said the com­plainant reported the case to the police at Sakumono, and Abeiku, an ex-convict of Nsawam Prison, was arrested for taking part in a robbery and theft together with Ahmed, who operated within Accra, Ashaiman, and Tema and its environs.

It said accused admitted his offence and also disclosed that Ahmed was involved in criminal cases and had been held in police stations after his return from Nsawam Prison.

The prosecution said Ibrahim admitted that he had been a reg­ular buyer of stolen items from Abeiku and Ahmed. – GNA

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