Scrap dealer jailed 20 months for stealing laptops

A scrap dealer, Bawah An­koh, has been sentenced to 20 months imprison­ment by the Accra Circuit Court for stealing five laptops worth GH¢36,000.

Ankoh, who broke into offices of Synlab Ghana Limited and made away with the computers, was sentenced to 15 months on the charge of unlawful entry and 20 months on the charge of stealing.

Sentences will, however run concurrently.

Ankoh pleaded guilty to the charges and the court presided over by Mrs Evelyn Asamoah, convicted (him) Ankoh on his own plea.

An accomplice, Godwin Nyame, a 47-year-old trader, who dis­honestly received the five laptop computers, has been granted GH¢70,000 bail with two sureties.

Nyame denied the charge of dishonestly receiving and the matter has been adjourned to May 5, 2023.

Prosecuting, Chief Inspector Clement Takyi, said the com­plainant (name withheld), was an Administrative Manager of Synlab Ghana.

Ankoh and Nyame reside at Achimota and Abofu, respectively in Accra.

Chief Takyi said Ankoh unlaw­fully entered the offices of the complainant at Shaishie and stole five Del Laptop computers, valued at GH¢36,000.

The prosecution said Ankoh was captured by the CCTV steal­ing the computers at the offices.

Chief Takyi said the com­plainant reported the matter to the police at Airport Accra, and Michael Awitor, who is allegedly breakinto offices at Airport and its surrounding, was arrested.

The prosecution said the com­plainant identified Ankoh as the one in the video, and he (Ankoh), who sold the booty to Nyame, at Vergas Achimota, was grabbed.

Chief Takyi said Ankoh led the Police to arrest Nyame, and when a search was conducted in Nyame’s room, one MacBook Laptop computer was retrieved. —GNA

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