3 remanded for stealing laptop computers
The Accra Circuit Court has remanded three persons in police custody for abetment of crime and unlawful entry of accounts office of a hotel.
The accused are Abdul Wahab Issahaku, a 50-year-old scrap dealer, Godstime Joseph Edoho, 28, and Michael Awitor, 27, both unemployed.
Issahaku and Edoho, who have been charged with abetment of crime and stealing, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Awitor, charged with two counts of unlawful entry, pleaded guilty, and was convicted on his own plea, but sentencing was deferred.
The court presided over by Mr Samuel Bright Acquah remanded the accused in police custody to reappear on March 21, 2023.
Prosecuting, Police Inspector Daniel Danku said that the complainant, Mr Reynold Sarkodie, is the head of finance at Ave Maria Hotel Limited, and resided at Pokuase Afiaman.
The court heard that all accused resided at Achimota.
Insp Danku said early this year, the police gathered information that Issahaku had recruited Edoho and Awitor, housed them in Achimota, fed and clothed them, to steal and bring the booty to him.
The prosecution said whenever Awitor embarked on any stealing expedition, he brought the booty to Edoho, who kept them and informed Issahaku about it.
Insp. Danku said that on February 23, 2023, the complainant reported for work and detected that the door to his office was opened.
The prosecution said the complainant entered the office and realised that one Dell and one Acer laptop computers were stolen.
Insp. Danku said the complainant reported the incident to the Airport Police and Awitor was arrested.
The court heard that Awitor admitted the offence and led the police to arrest Edoho, who admitted that he received the laptop computers and handed them over to Issahaku.
Insp Danku said Awitor led police to the scene and identified the complainant’s office as where he gained access and managed to steal the laptop computers. — GNA