Welder handed 2-year jail term for stealing


A 20-year-old electric welder, who stole three mobile phones and an MP3 music player while their owners were watching a football match on television, has been given a two-year jail term by the Nkawie Circuit Court.

Emmanuel Adomako pleaded guilty to the charge and was convicted on his own plea.

Prosecuting, Police Inspector Jonas Newlove Agyei, told the court presided over by Mr Michael Johnson Abbey, that on February 16, this year, at about 2000 hours, three brothers who were the complainants, left their mobile phones on charge in their room, while watching a football match on television in a hall at Katapei, near Tepa in the Ahafo Ano North Municipality of Ashanti.

He said after the match when the complainants went to pick the phones, they were nowhere to be found.

The Prosecution said a report was made to the Tepa Police and in their investigations, they had a tip-off that the convict had stolen the items and was on board a vehicle to Kumasi.

Inspector Agyei said a Police patrol team was alerted which then intercepted the vehicle at Betiako junction where the convict was arrested.

He said the police retrieved the mobile phones and the MP3 player as well as a kitchen knife during a search on him.

Inspector Agyei said in his cautioned statement the convict admitted stealing the items, he was then charged and arraigned.

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