Shop attendant granted GH¢80,000 bail for allegedly stealing cosmetics

 Shop attendant, who allegedly stole boxes of cosmetic products from a businesswoman to establish her own shop, has been granted GH¢80,000 bail by the Accra Circuit Court.

Madam Perdicta Yeboah, accused, who was charged with stealing, pleaded not guilty.

Mr Francis Annan Acquah, counsel for accused, prayed the court to grant his client bail, saying she had people of substance to stand as sureties.

The prosecution did not oppose the bail application, and the court presided over by Mr Samuel Bright Acquah, granted accused GH¢80,000 bail with two sureties, and adjourned the case to June 1.

The court directed that one of the sureties be an income earner, the other a Ghanaian, and she (ac­cused) should deposit her Ghana card at the court registry.

Her accomplices, Bintu Mo­hammed, Charlotte Odamea, 25, Prince Ampomah, 20, and Jacob Oppong, 33, all shop attendants, were also charged with abetment of crime.

Odamea and Ampomah have pleaded not guilty and have been granted GH¢50,000 bail each with two sureties each. The pleas of Mohammed and Oppong were not taken because they were absent from court.

Earlier, Police Chief Inspector Daniel Danku, prosecuting, said that the complainant, Madam Vivian Nkansah, was a business­woman and resided at Teshie while accused were shop attendants at the complainant’s shop at Okaish­ie, Accra.

The court heard that the complainant had warehouses at Agbogbloshie, Okaishie, Teshie and Agbleza.

Chief Insp Danku said in Au­gust 2022, the complainant took stock of goods in her warehouses and shops and detected shortages of goods (cosmetics).

The prosecution said the complainant received information that Yeboah had opened a shop at Agbogbloshie and was selling simi­lar products.

The prosecution said the com­plainant reported the matter to the police and Yeboah was arrested.

Chief Insp Danku said the po­lice during investigation, found out that Yeboah had established three cosmetics shops at Cowlane, near the Children’s Hospital, Mam­probi near the Police Station, and Agbogbloshie.

The prosecution said all the three shops were searched and cosmetics valued at GH¢60,352.35 belonging to the complainant were retrieved.

Chief Insp Danku said Ye­boah in a caution statement to the police, admitted stealing the complainant’s cosmetics to stock her shops.

The prosecution said Yeboah disclosed that Odamea, Ampo­mah and Oppong carried the stolen cosmetics to Mohammed for safekeeping, so that Yeboah’s driver could carry the goods to her shops.

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