Gloria Amfo

Gloria Amfo

A KUMASI Gender-based Court presided over by Mrs. Rita Agyeman-Budu, has sentenced an 18-year-old woman, Gloria Amfo, to 10 years? imprisonment in hard labour for stealing a four-year-old child.

The convict stole the minor from Tema and took her to Kumasi, the Ashanti Regional capital.

Gloria was charged with the offence of child stealing contrary to Section 93 of Act 29/60 as amended by Act 554/9. She pleaded guilty.

Chief Inspector Rose Essuman, presenting the facts of the case to the court, said the convict was an unemployed woman who resided with the victim and her parents in the Tema New Town area of the Greater Accra Region.

On February 3, 2014, at about 6:00 am, the complainant in the case, Nana Amponsah Obaako Pim, an agriculturalist, spotted the convict with the child at the Kejetia terminal in Kumasi.

The complainant, who suspected Gloria to have stolen the little girl, approached and asked her where she was taking the little girl to.

According to the prosecutor, when the convict failed to give tangible reasons, a complaint was lodged with the police at Kejetia, resulting in her arrest.

Both the convict and the victim were sent to the anti-Human Trafficking Unit of the Ghana Police Service for investigation. The victim was later taken to the Kumasi Children?s Home for temporary accommodation.

Meanwhile, an order was given for the child to be returned to her mother, Madam Comfort Arthur of Tema New Town.

FROM James Quansah, Kumasi

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