Court differ sentence of motor – bike thief

By C. M.
Boaten, GNA

Nsuta (Ash) Oct.23, GNA – The Nsuta Circuit
presided over by Ms Lydia Osei Marfo, has remanded Yaw Amankwaah Appia,25 ,a
mason, for stealing a black Haojin Motor bike valued GH¢3,300.00, a property of
a nurse.

He has been remanded in prison custody to
reappear on November 8, 2018, to be sentenced.

He pleaded guilty.

Inspector James Obeng told the Court that the complainant in this case was Mr
Abdul Mana Aziz, a nurse at the Government Hospital at Asante Mampong residing
at the Hospital Nurses’ quarters, whilst the accused was a mason residing at
Bosofour near Asante Mampong.

He said on September 28, 2018 at about 7.30
am, the complainant packed his motor bike with registration number M-16-AS 1316
at his quarters and travelled outside Mampong.

The prosecutor said on the same day at about 8
pm, the accused sneaked into the complainant’s quarters and stole the motor
bike and secretly hid it in his room.

Chief Inspector Obeng said on Friday, October
3, 2018, at about 4 am, the police at Mampong Scarp intercepted the accused
with his friend on the motor bike heading towards Mamponteng and the police
asked if he was the owner of the bike and the papers covering it.

The accused claimed ownership but said he has
left the papers at home. The police impounded it and asked him to go for the
document covering it. The accused however failed to come back.

He said on October 9, 2018 at about 12 noon,
the complainant spotted the motor bike at the Mampong Scarp Police Post and
informed the police of its theft. During investigation, the accused was
arrested by the Police in his hideout at Bosofour on October 12, 2018.

The police charged him, after he admitted the
offence in his caution statement and he was put before the Court.

He pleaded guilty before the Court and
sentence was differed to November 8, 2018.


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