Driver in court for breaking into house of journalist


A driver who allegedly broke into the house of a broadcast journalist at East Legon and made away with monies and personal effects has appeared before an Accra Circuit Court.

Michael Amock aka Asibi allegedly broke into the house of Barbara Gaisie and has been charged with unlawful entry and stealing.

Amock has pleaded not guilty.

The Court presided over by Mr Emmanuel Essandoh admitted Amock to bail in the sum of GHȼ8,000.00 with one surety.

The surety, according to the court, should be a public servant earning not less than GHȼ2,000.00.

The accused person is expected to reappear on November 27.

Prosecuting Francis Tassan said the complainant, Barbara Gaise resides at East Legon while the accused person live at American House.

On November 12, this year, prosecution said the complainant and her house help were out of the house, the accused managed to gain access into the house and forcibly opened a back door and entered the various rooms.

According to prosecution, Amock ransacked the rooms and stole cash in the sum of GHȼ3,600.00, 500 pounds sterling, and some jewellery all totalling GHȼ7,100.00.

Chief Inspector Tassan said Amock hid the jewellery in a house owned by one Alex Donkor, a witness in the case.

Prosecution said Amock had told Donkor to watch over the jewellery.

Investigations later led to the arrest of Amock and the jewellery was retrieved.

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