3 in trouble for allegedly stealing money belonging to medical officer

 The Accra Circuit Court has remanded in police custody a 23-year-old un­employed man, who allegedly stole money belonging to a medical officer at the Police Hospital in Accra.

Philip Kodzi, who purportedly stole 9,000 dollars, 4,400 pounds and 700 euros,belonging to the medical officer,was charged with stealing, and he pleaded not guilty.

Meanwhile, his accomplices, Sarah Onyinyechie, a 23-year-old beautician, and Raphael Dovlo, a 23-year-old painter, who are joint­ly held for abetment of crime,also pleaded not guilty.

The court, presided over by Mrs Basilia Adjei-Tawia, re­manded Kodzi in police custody and admitted Onyinyechie to GH¢50,000.00 bail with two sure­ties both to be residents within the jurisdiction of the court.

The court ordered that one of the sureties to be justified with an indenture and all sureties must show proof of identity. Onyinyechie is to deposit all her travel documents with the Registry of the Court and report once every week at the Cantonments Police Station until the orders are vacated.”

The court admitted Dovlo to a GH¢50,000.00 bail with two sureties to be residents within the jurisdiction of the court.

The court ordered that one of the sureties should be justified with an indenture or bank state­ment with a closing balance no less than the bail sum and all sure­ties must show proof of identity.

Dovlo is expected to report once every week to the police at Cantonments until the orders are vacated.

Police Chief Inspector, Daniel Ofori, prosecuting, said that the complainant, Chief Superinten­dent Dr Rosen Yeboah, is a med­ical officer at the Police Hospital, Accra.

The prosecution said in Oc­tober 2023, that the complainant employed Kodzi as a driver and house-help through an agent.

However, Chief Insp. Ofori said Kodzi lived in the same house with the complainant and his family.

The prosecution said Kodzi entered the room of the com­plainant and stole US$9,000, £4,400 and €700 kept in a box.

Chief Insp. Ofori also said Ko­dzi changed the money into Gha­na Cedis and gave GH¢110,000.00 to his girlfriend, Onyinyechie, who is a Nigerian.

 The prosecution further said Onyinyechie used part of the money to rent a room at Pantang and furnished it.

The court heard that Ko­dzi also gave GH¢30,000.00 to Dovlo for keeping, and he (Kodzi) bolted.

Chief Insp. Ofori noted that­when the accused were arrested in their new residence, the police found GH¢11,600.00,and also conveyed properties in the room to the police station.

The prosecution stated during investigation that GH¢30,000.00 was retrieved from Dovlo, making a total of GH¢41,600.00. –GNA

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