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Sunday, December 4, 2022

Student convicted for straying into presidential lodge


court_hammer.jpgA 19-year-old student who strayed into the presidential lodge at the
Residency in Sunyani (Brong Ahafo Regional Minister’s official
residence) has been sentenced to a fine of Ghc360 or in default serve
one year imprisonment with hard labour.

student, David Andani, whose school was not mentioned in court, pleaded
guilty to the charge of unlawful entry and was subsequently sentenced
on his own plea by the Sunyani Magistrate’s Court ‘B’ presided over by
Mr. Albert Zoogah.

Passing judgment, Mr Zoogah said he considered the student’s age and the fact that he was a first offender.

facts of the case as presented in court by Sergeant Augustine Oppong
were that the complainant is a steward supervisor at the presidential
lodge at the residency in Sunyani, while the convict is a student.

June 4, 2008 about 6.30a.m the complainant reported for duty at the
residency and when he opened the main door to the hall of the
presidential lodge he saw the convict comfortably seated.

Oppong told the court that when the complainant questioned the student
as to how he entered the hall he could not give any tangible excuse or

He said the student was, therefore, arrested and
handed over to the police and after investigations he was charged with
the offence and subsequently arraigned.

Source: The Mirror

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