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Bag thief jailed for 12 months


Bag thief jailed for 12 months Tarkwa (W/R), Jan. 25, GNA – A Tarkwa Circuit Court has sentenced a 24-year-old illegal gold miner, Owusu Aikins, to 12 months imprisonment in hard labour for stealing GH¢ 2,950 Ghana cedis belong to one Audrey Tidari.

He pleaded guilty.Police Chief Inspector Oscar Amponsah told the court that the Madam Tidari is a business woman who owns a store at Kedawen where she rents canopies and plastic chairs.  He said on December 20 last year she went to her store and while preparing to travel to Accra one of her workers gave her GH¢1,550 which she placed in her bag and handed it over to her 10-year-old son and went to the Presbyterian park in the area to collect some canopies to her store. The convict sneaked into the store, snatched the bag containing the money and took to his heels.Inspector Amponsah said the son chased him and with assistance from passersby akinis was arrested.GNA
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