Musician remanded for alleged theft

pAn Accra circuit court has remanded a 26-year-old musician for allegedly stealing items and cash belonging to a soldier and his family.

 The amount allegedly stolen include $24,100.00, 1,580.00 Euros and GH¢11,800.00.

Prince Opoku, alias Agyenkwaah, who pleaded not guilty to unlawful entry, causing unlawful harm and stealing, will reappear in court on August 21.

Police Chief Inspector Gulliver Kwabena Tenkorang told the court presided by Mrs Ruby Naa Adjeley Quaison, that Lieutenant Colonel Callicus Bapuuroh, Rachael Doozie Bapuuroh, auditor and Diana Doozie, administrator are the complainants in the case.

They are residents of Mallam-Gbawe whereas Opoku resided at Kasoa in the Central Region.

Sgt Tenkorang said on Sunday, July 28, this year, when complainants returned from church at Cantonments, also in Accra, they detected that thieves had broken into their house through the kitchen door.

 He said the thieves made away with a laptop computer, mobile phone, cash of USD$23,700, €1,000 Euros and GH¢4,600.00, and gold jewellery.

 The prosecution said the case was reported to the Gbawe police and   on July 30, Opoku was arrested at Kasoa.

In his caution statement, he confessed that he used a crow bar and a screw-driver to break into the house, and used part of the money he stole to buy a Toyota Corolla private car and a motorbike, all valued at GH¢28,000.00.

 A search in his room revealed USD$1,400, a quantity of jewellery, one HP and Toshiba laptop computers, one IPad, Samsung tablet, a metal plaque and two military iodised, prosecution said.

Chief Insp Tenkorang said the police found the crow bar and screw driver, which Opoku used to commit the crime at the house.

 He said the Accra Regional Criminal Investigation Department, took over the case while the car was seized, adding that further probe is underway to retrieve the rest of the items. – GNA

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