Self-acclaimed electrician remanded for theft

Eric Vincent, a 22-year-old self-acclaimed electrician, has been remanded in prison custody for stealing, by the Hohoe Circuit Court.

The accused, allegedly dishonestly appropriated 22 slippers and six sandals valued GH¢500.00 pleaded not guilty to the charge and will reappear on November 9.

 Chief Inspector Charles Aziati, prosecuting, told the Court presided over by Mr Michael Johnson Abbey that the complainant is a trader and a resident of Hohoe Zongo.

Prosecution said accused, who claimed to be an electrician, had no place of abode, but had been hovering around the Hohoe market and the lorry station area.

Chief Insp Aziati said on October 22, the complainant sent GH¢500.00 to her daughter at Nima, Accra, to purchase footwear for her, which was delivered through a driver, who is a witness in the case.

The court heard that after arrival at the Hohoe station, when the goods were being discharged, the suspect was seen roaming around the boot of the vehicle, and it was later discovered that the footwear could not be traced and the suspect had also vanished from the area.

Chief Insp Aziati said the driver became suspicious that accused had stolen the footwears.

The court heard that on October 24, the complainant spotted accused offering some footwear for sale.

Chief Insp Aziati said Vincent was arrested and handed over to the police.

Prosecution said Vincent during investigations, stated that even though he was seen selling footwear, he found it on the ground at the Hohoe lorry station. – GNA

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