The Circuit Court at Hohoe has sentenced a 25-year-old porter to one year imprisonment for dishonestly appropriating agro-chemicals valued at GH₵719.00.
Agbesi Attey pleaded guilty when he appeared before the court, presided over by Mr Michael Johnson Abbey, and was sentenced on his own plea.
Chief Inspector Charles Aziati, prosecuting, said the complainant was a trader and the convict a head porter at the Hohoe Market.
The court heard that on August 22, this year, the trader bought agro- chemicals at the Hohoe Market, valued at GH₵719.00 and kept them in a sack.
Chief Insp Aziati said the complainant left the agro-chemicals in the sack in the care of a mobile money vendor so that she could buy items at the market, but when she returned she could not trace the sack and its contents.
Prosecution said the complainant’s investigations led her to Ntifu, who was in possession of agro-chemicals and he was arrested and taken to the police station.
Chief Insp Aziati said Ntifu mentioned Attey as the one who gave the chemicals to him to keep.
Prosecution said Ntifu was released on bail to help the police to arrest Attey, adding that Attey was arrested and handed over to the police.
Chief Insp Aziati said during investigations, Attey stated that he sold some of the agro chemicals to a man at the Hohoe Yam market, but when he led the police to the place, the man was nowhere to be found. -GNA