4 in court for allegedly stealing mobile phones

A mobile phone dealer and three shop attendants have been arraigned in an Accra Circuit Court yesterday for allegedly stealing mobile phones worth GHC107,035.00.

The accused, Isaac Yeboah, Wilson Osei, Denis Appiah Kuni and Kwabena Acheampong were said to have stolen the mobile phones, sold them and shared the proceeds among themselves.

They pleaded not guilty to stealing, conspiracy to commit crime and dishonestly receiving and the court presided over by Rosemary Baah adjourned the case to July 13.

Chief Inspector Guliver kwabena Tenkorang  told the court that  the complainant, Shadrack Otoo, a relative to first accused, Yeboah, detected that about 963 assorted mobile phones were stolen from his mobile phone shop.

The court heard that Mr Otoo suspected Yeboah, a senior shop attendant, and handed him over to the police.

Chief Insp Tenkorang stated that Yeboah confessed that he conspired with Osei and Kuni and stole and sold some of the phones, and shared the proceeds equally among themselves.

Prosecution said Yeboah further stated that he sold an unspecified number of mobile phones to Acheampong, a mobile phone dealer, and did not account for the proceeds to the complainant.

Chief Insp Tenkorang said that Yeboah, Osei and Kuni admitted the offences in their caution statements to the police.

The court heard that Acheampong denied the offence and claimed that even though he purchased mobile phones from first accused, he paid for them without knowing they were stolen items.

Chief Insp Tenkorang said that accused gave GHc 5,000 to the police as part payment of the amount they owed the complainant.

BY RAISSA SAMBOU

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