Farmer jailed 18 months for stealing money

A 24-year-old farmer, who stole money and a mobile phone from an ‘Akpeteshie’, (a locally brewed gin) bar at Odumase, near Tepa, has been sentenced to 18 months imprisonment by the Tepa Circuit Court in the Ahafo-Ano North municipality.

 Abdul Razak is said to have taken advantage of the absence of the seller, broke into her room and stole GH¢500.00 and a mobile phone.

He pleaded guilty to the charge and was convicted on his own plea by the court presided by Mr Michael Johnson Abbey.

Police Inspector Jonas Newlove Agyei, prosecuting, told the court that the complainant, Florence Manu, was a farmer and ‘Akpeteshie’ seller at the Odumase, where Razak lives.

He said on May 10, this year, at about 11am, Razak and a friend went to the shop, bought alcoholic drink and asked for a bowl to eat his food.

Insp Agyei said the seller, who was about to go to her farm, offered the bowl to the convict and left him together with the friend.

The court heard that when the seller returned, she detected that the room had been broken into, and GHȻ 500.00 and a mobile phone, valued at GHȻ 80.00, stolen.

Insp Agyei said the complainant reported the matter to police at Manfo, and
the police arrested Razak, and during interrogations, he admitted stealing the money and the phone from the complainant’s room. – GNA

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