An Adentan Circuit Court has remanded into police custody an unemployed person for allegedly breaking into the house of a senior police officer at Ablor-Adjei, near Pantang in Accra.
Luck eluded Eric Armal when he attempted to leave the house with electrical cables worth GHC10,000.’
Armal told the court that he only saw the electrical cables hanging in front of the Superintendent of Police’s house and he decided to fetch them.
Charged with unlawful entry, causing unlawful damage, and stealing, Armal has pleaded not guilty.
The court has remanded Armal into Police custody on the grounds that the accused person was a flight risk.
The Court presided over by Mrs Sedinam Awo Balokah has ordered Armal to reappear on February 24.
Inspector Eric Abban who held the brief of Chief Inspector Maxwell Lanyo said the complainant was a Senior Police Officer, name withheld, who resided at Cantonments while the accused person, unemployed, had no permanent place of abode.
The prosecution said the accused person, therefore, moved around in search for livelihood.
It said the complainant had an uncompleted storey building at Ablor Adjei- Pantang, which was at advance stage of completion.
The prosecution said the complainant had fenced and recently wired the house.
According to the prosecution, thieves had on two occasions entered the house and stole electrical cables.
It said in order not experience any theft for the third time, he had fixed all the doors and windows of the house and put the house under lock and key.
The prosecution said on January 28, 2023, at about 6:30am, the accused person allegedly scaled over the wall of the complainant and caused damaged to the main entrance door, the exit door behind the house and entered the building.
The prosecution said luck, however, eluded the accused person when he was leaving the house with the booty.
Witnesses nabbed him and handed him over to the Police.
In his caution statement, the prosecution said Armal admitted the offence.