A 28-year-old chainsaw operator, who attempted to use the police in the Western region to prosecute his agenda, has been sentenced to six months’ imprisonment.
The convict Kwame Yeboah is a resident of Sowodadiem Nyamebekyere, near Elubo in the Western Region.
ASP Olivia Ewurabena Adiku, Regional Police Public Relations Officer (PRO) told DAILY GUIDE that on September 7, 2014 at about 10.00am, the convict travelled from Sowodadiem Nyamebekyere to Sekondi to meet the Regional Police Commander, DCOP Alex Quainoo.
The Police PRO indicated that Kwame Yeboah informed the Regional Police Commander that four armed men had arrived at Elubo from Kumasi and that one Thomas Kwamina, also known as Ozorka, was hosting the criminals in his house at Sowodadiem.
Kwame Yeboah told the regional police boss that the alleged armed robbers had three pump action guns and one pistol with 12 rounds of ammunition.
Based on the information, the Regional Commander sent men from the Rapid Deployment Force to Elubo to apprehend the alleged armed robbers.
On reaching Elubo, one Pastor Thomas Kwamina was arrested by the police at Sowodadiem.
According to the Regional Police PRO, during interrogation, it was discovered that Kwame Yeboah had a problem with the pastor, who had gone to report Yeboah to the police for his arrest.
Investigations revealed that that Kwame Yeboah owed the pastor an amount of GHâ‚µ120.00 and that the pastor had seized his Samsung mobile phone, shirt and sandals.
It was established that Kwame Yeboah deceived the police and wanted to use them to prosecute his own agenda.
He was apprehended and put before court on September 8, 2014.
The court, presided over by Christiana Eyiah Donkor, sentenced Kwame Yeboah to a fine of 100 penalty units or in default serve six months in jail.
The convict could not pay the fine and so he was imprisoned.
From Emmanuel Opoku, Takoradi
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