Cable thief jailed 10 years
The Asokwa Circuit Court has sentenced a 28-year-old driver to 10 years imprisonment in hard labour for stealing electrical cables valued GH¢27,932.
Kofi Oduro admitted stealing a quantity of electrical cables from the house of Mr Ebenezer Donkor, the complainant.
In passing sentence, the court presided over by Mr Fred Obikyere, acknowledged the rampant thefts of cables, particularly, from uncompleted building in Jachie and its environs.
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Stephen Ofori said the convict was also driver and resident of Ebropong-Esaase whilst Oduro resided at Jachie.
The court heard that the complainant visited his newly built house at Jachie, and detected that someone had broken into it and stolen all the electrical cables used in wiring the house, valued GH¢27,932.
ASP Ofori said the complainant reported the case to the police, and a witness in the case, Cosmos Manu, informed the complainant that he saw Oduro, the convict in evening leaving the house with electrical cables.
The court heard that the witness, subjected the convict to interrogation, and sensing danger, he (convict) left the stolen wires on the ground and absconded with some in his bag.
ASP Ofori said the witness led the police to Oduro’s house and he was arrested.
The court heard that the convict admitted the offence in his cautioned statement and after investigation, he was charged with the offence and put before court. —GNA