Man jailed 4 years for stealing motorcycle

A 24 year-old motorcycle rider, popularly called Okada, has been sentenced to four years imprisonment by an Adentan Circuit Court for stealing and selling his neighbour’s motorcycle.

Albert Awumey, who pleaded guilty stole the motorcycle that worth GH¢ 4,800 and sold it for GH¢ 800.

The court presided over by Mrs Sedinam Awo Balokah convicted Awumey on his plea.

According to the Court, Awumey had a previous conviction on a similar offence hence the sentence.

Prosecuting Police Chief Inspector Isaac Nyarko said the complainant, Mohammed Mamud, was a mason, residing at New Legon, together with accused.

He said on September 14, this year, at about 4:30 pm, the complainant parked his Jincheng Motorcycle with registration number M-20- GE 4823 in front of his room.

Prosecution said the complainant came out of his room and the motorcycle was nowhere to be seen.

Prosecution said the complainant reported the matter to the police at Lakeside, Community 18, and accused was arrested.

In Awumey’s Investigation caution statement, he stated that he stole the motorcycle and it to one Baba Yakubu at a cost of GH¢ 800. – GNA

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