Kumasi, April 9, GNA – A Kumasi Circuit Court has sentenced a small-scale miner to 15 years imprisonment for stealing 38 pieces of lorry tyres valued at GH¢34,850.00.
Prince Boakye Ansah pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy and stealing.
Standing trial with him is Fred Macpabro, 59, a sound engineer, who profusely denied the offence.
Police Chief Inspector Sylvanus D’almeida told the Court presided over by Justice Emmanuel Amo-Yartey that the complainant, Kwaku Duah, is a businessman, dealing in lorry tyres.
He had for the past three years been storing his tyres in a warehouse owned by Macpabro at Patasi section of Kumasi.
The prosecution said the convict, who lived at Mamprobi in Accra was a friend to Macpabro and that anytime he was in Kumasi, he put up with the latter at his Patasi residence.
Ansah had visited in December last year and was seen carrying a tyre from the warehouse at about 0100 hours.
The complainant was alerted and after stocktaking it was detected that 38 of the tyres were missing.
Macpabro denied knowledge of the theft and investigations led to the arrest of Ansah. He confessed to the crime and implicated his friend.