Court fines man Gh¢120 for stealing phone worth Gh¢200

A 22 year-old unemployed Senior High School graduate has been fined 120 Ghana cedis by a Tarkwa circuit court for stealing a Nokia mobile phone valued 200 Ghana cedis.

Collins Sikanatey pleaded guilty and was in addition asked to enter into a bond to be of good behavior for 12 months or in default six months imprisonment in hard labour.

Prosecuting Detective Chief Amponsah told the court presided over by Mr. Samuel Obeng Diawuo that the complainant Michael Adusei is an employee of Initiative Consult, a sub contractor of Total Ghana Limited and lives in the company’s rented flat on the compound of University of Mines and Technology with other workers of the company.

The convict lives with his parents at Railway Quarters in Tarkwa.

He said on the night of February 10whilst the complainant and his roommates were asleep in their room, the convict entered the room and began rummaging through their personal belongings.

Inspector Amponsah said the complainant suddenly woke up and saw the convict but remained quiet and watched him pick his mobile phone valued 200 Ghana cedis and slipped it into his pocket.

Collins afterwards picked the complainant’s bag and was about to sneak out of the room when he got up and raised alarm and the convict was arrested.

The Prosecutor said he told the police that he entered the complainant’s room to seek refuse from some thieves who were pursuing him and took the mobile phone and used it as flash light as the room was dark.

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