Man gets 1 year for unlawful entry

The Winneba Magistrate’s Court has sentenced a 24-year-old unemployed man to a one year jail term for unlawful entry and possessing instruments intended for illegal purpose.

The Court presided by Mr.Isaac Oheneba-Kufour, convicted Shaibu Suleman, who pleaded guilty to the charges on his own plea.

Prosecuting, Detective Police Inspector Bernice Wie told the court that the complainant, Ms. Theodora Osei-wusu, lives in a fenced house at Gyeteykrom near Winneba, while Suleman also lives at Dwenwoho a suburb of Agona Swedru.

Prosecution said on April 14, this year, at about 9:20am, while the complainant was busily cooking in the kitchen, she saw accused with a bag at his back on the compound of her house.

According to Insp Wie, Ms. Osei-wusu raised the alarm, which attracted a cabbie and other people to the scene, but Suleman scaled the fence wall of the house and escaped.

Insp Wie said the cabbie spotted Suleman at Winneba Junction, and reported informed Ms. Osei-wusu about it.

The prosecution said the woman with the assistance of a witness arrested Suleman and handed him over to the police at Winneba, when the convicts bag was searched, a car jack, a pair of pliers and a screw driver were found.

Insp Wie said during interrogation, Suleman admitted that he went to the house to steal, and pleaded for forgiveness. – GNA

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