Man jailed 4 years for theft

A 20-year-old unemployed man has been sentenced to four years imprisonment for theft, at Amrahia, near Adenta, by the Adentan Circuit Court.

Sheriff Mohammed Awal, charged with two counts of causing unlawful damage, unlawful entry and stealing, pleaded guilty.

Awal prayed the court to have mercy on him.

The court, presided over by Mrs Sedinam Awo Balokah, convicted him on his own plea and sentenced him accordingly.

Prosecuting, Superintendent (SUP) of Police Patience Mario, said that the complainants, Margaret Clottey, Priscilla Arthur Sackey, and Daniel Nyametor were residents of Amrahia.

Supt Mario said on October 11, at 7:30 pm, Awal went to Margaret Clottey’s house, used an iron bar to break the door and entered her bedroom.

She said Awal took a small handbag containing GH₵800 and just as he was about to leave, Clottey arrived.

Supt Mario said Awal, upon sighting Clottey, pushed her and escaped.

She said Awal dropped Clottey’s handbag as she shouted for help.

Supt Mario said realising that he was being pursued, Awal jumped a wall and entered Priscilla Arthur Sackey’s room and stole her I-tel mobile phone valued at GH₵350 and a power bank.

She said Awal scaled another wall and entered Daniel Nyametor’s house and attempted to cause damage to ceiling, doors, burglar proof and window nets.

Supt Mario said Awal again opened another container but luck eluded him when a neighbour saw him and shouted, leading to his arrest.

The court heard that during investigations, Awal admitted the offence. -GNA

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