Driver’s mate remanded for allegedly stealing tricycle

The Adentan Magis­trate’s Court in Accra has remanded 21-year-old driver’s mate in police custody for conspiracy to steal and stealing a tricycle.

Isaac Agbodza, the driver’s mate, and an accomplice, John Asiedu, appeared before the court in March, last year, and were granted bail for stealing, but the third accused, Gideon Asante, is said to be at large.

But, Agbodza jumped bail, and was arrest by the complainant through a bench warrant and taken to court, presided over by Nancy Adadey, on April 30.

Agbodza is to re-appear before court on May 28.

Chief Inspector Ebenezer Addo, prosecuting, told the court that the complainant, Torkutse Yao Elolo, is a mechanic.

He said accused, is Isaac Agbodza, a driver’s mate, while his accomplice, is John Asiedu, a labourer, and Gideon Asante, is at large, and all of them resided at Royal Junction, at Oyibi.

Chief InspAddo said the owner of the stolen tricycle, Eric Boateng, works with the com­plainant to supply bags of sachet water to customers within the Oyibi township.

The court heard that Asie­du introduced Asante to the complainant and his boss, Eric Boateng, under the pretext to assist in supplying water to customers.

Chief Insp Addo said that Asante loaded 20 bags of water into the company’s Lujin Tricycle and left under the pretext distrib­uting the water to customers.

The court heard that later Asante together with Agbod­za and the two others sold the tricycle loaded with sachet water at a scrap yard at Ajiringanor for GH¢1,200.

Chief Insp Addo said the case was reported to the police, and when Asante was arrested, he denied the offence in his investigation statement.

Chief Insp Addo said when Agbodza was arrested, he admit­ted to the offence in his caution statement, saying he led Asante to Ajiringanor to sell the tricycle.

He said efforts were ongoing to arrest Asante, and that the stolen tricycle had been retrieved.


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