Thief fined GH¢ 420


Thief fined GH¢ 420 Tarkwa (W/R), Jan. 25, GNA – A Tarkwa circuit court has fined 20-year-old Richard Osei GH¢ 420 or in default 3 months imprisonment for stealing money belonging to Mr Victor Gadri of Dunkwa On-Offin. 

He pleaded guilty.

Police Detective Chief Inspector Oscar Amponsah told the court that the complainant, Mr Victor Gadri, a businessman, visited his family in Prestea on Devember 11 last year and lodged at the Hanpet Hotel.

Inspector Amponsah said Mr Gadri packed his car in the premises of the hotel and left  GH ¢ 6,900 and 100 dollars in the instrument panel of the car before retiring to bed.

He said the next day, he discovered that his car had been broken into and the money had been stolen and reported the matter to the police.

Inspector Amponsah said the accused was apprehended based on a tip-off that he was seen loitering around the hotel during the period of the burglary.

He said when the accused was questioned he admitted the offense and GH¢ 6,100 and the 0 note was retrieved from him.

He said the accused claimed he used GH¢ 170 to purchase 10 pieces of roofing sheets and boards which has since been retrieved.


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