A 19-year-old Nigerian who allegedly broke into a house at Anyinam New Site in Kumasi and made away with items valued at GH¢2,880.00 has been remanded into prison custody by a Kumasi Circuit Court.
Benjamin Obiola Ameka and his accomplice, one Kwame, now on the run, were said to have also poisoned three dogs in the house to pave way for the burglary.
He is charged with conspiracy, unlawful entry and cruelty to animals, causing unlawful damage and stealing.
The accused pleaded not guilty and would re-appear on February 2.
Police Inspector Kwabena Oduro told the court presided over by Justice William Boampong that the complainant, Seth Osei Twumasi, resides at Anyinam New Site.
He said on January 15, on his return from church service he found that his bedroom and four other rooms in the house had been broken into with his laptop computer, digital camera, jewelries, two modems, cellular phone and cash of GH¢450.00, stolen and the locks to his wardrobes and drawers were all destroyed.
Three of the four dogs that had been providing security in the house were also found dead and one left badly sick.
The prosecution said a witness in the case, who had seen Obiola hovering around Twumasi’s house assisted in his arrest and during a search in his room, the missing jewelries were found.