A 24-year-old student of the Ho Technical University, Richard Atitsogbui, has been arraigned before the Ho Circuit Court for stealing.
Richard and one Fred Kwesi Kwame, a 25-year-old carpenter in Ho, have been accused of stealing items worth GH¢12,940.00.
The two, whose pleas were not taken, were remanded into police custody to reappear on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.
Richard wept controllably after the court remanded them into police custody.
He pleaded for bail in order for him to attend lectures and participate in other academic and extracurricular activities.
Some of his colleagues, who thronged the court, also shed tears for him. They claimed Richard was a very kind and calm person.
The prosecutor, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Samuel Aboagye, who narrated the incident to the court, presided over by Madam Priscilla Dikro, said the complainant, Gabriel Kwaku Adom, is a 61-year-old retired public servant who resides in Ho.
DSP Aboagye revealed that on Friday, March 3, 2017, at about 5:00am, the complainant and his family woke up to realise that their rooms had been ransacked.
They also noticed that iron bars in the windows to their main hall had been tampered with.
After a thorough search of the rooms in the house, the complainant realised that his Samsung 42 inches’ flat screen television, Macbook, a Huawei phone, a Samsung Mega phone, LG phone and cash amount of GH¢800.00 had been stolen.
The complainant reported the case to the police and investigations began immediately to arrest the perpetuators.
In the course of the investigations, three men were arrested at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra with the missing laptop.
They revealed that Richard sold the laptop to them and assisted the police to arrest him on April 4, 2017.
The prosecutor noted that Attitsogbui admitted the offence and mentioned Fred Kwesi Kwame and Oscar Letsa, who is currently on the run, as his accomplices.
DSP Aboagye prayed the court to remand the acussed persons in custody to enable the police conduct further investigations to retrieve the other items.
Fred Duodu, Ho ([email protected])