Man jailed 2 years for theft


The Hohoe Circuit Court has sentenced, Erica Borke, 44, to two years in jail for stealing a crank shaft and oil pump valued at GH₵3,300.

Borke, unemployed, pleaded guilty with an explanation, which was not accepted by the court, presided over by Mr. Michael Johnson Abbey.

Borke was convicted on his own plea.

Prosecuting, Chief Inspector Charles Aziati said the complainant is a businessman, owner of a fitting shop, and the convict claimed to be a driver.

The court heard that Gbetoryedzi, a witness in the case, was in his blacksmith shop close to the shop of the complainant, and saw the convict moving about in the said shop.

Chief Insp Aziati said the witness, who became suspicious about the presence of the convict, monitored his movements.

The court heard that the witness saw the convict packed a crank shaft and oil pump in the shop into a sack.

Chief Insp Aziati said the convict left the sack with its contents in the shop and went to the roadside and brought an Okada rider to convey the items.

Prosecutions said the witness arrested the convict and informed the complainant about it.

Chief Insp Aziati said complainant invited the police, and the convict was escorted to the police station, where convict admitted the offence during investigations. – GNA

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