Welder remanded for stealing school computers

By Isaac Asirifi/Eshun Clement, GNA

Cape Coast, Oct. 24, GNA – A 21- year old
welder who allegedly stole computers and accessories and cash belonging to Ekem
Ferguson Preparatory School in Cape Coast, was on Tuesday remanded into prison
custody by a Magistrate’s Court in Cape Coast.

The accused, Bismark Eshun, broke into the ICT
laboratory of the School by removing part of the roof of the Head teacher’s
office and made away with five mobile phones, one computer hard drive, two
computer system units, two flat screen monitors and money all valued at GH¢1,830.00.

He pleaded not guilty to unlawful entry and
stealing and would be re-arraigned on Tuesday, October 30, 2018.

Prosecuting, Sergeant Christian Antwi, told
the Court presided over by Mrs. Gladys Mensah Bonsu that, the complainant,
Robert Sampson is the Headteacher of Ekem Ferguson Preparatory school at Savoy,
a suburb of Cape Coast and Bismark Eshun is a resident in the same area.

He said on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at
about 0100 hours, Eshun entered the Headteacher’s office through the roofing
and ceiling using the same modus operandi to access the ICT lab.

Mr Sampson had information and rushed to the
scene with two witnesses, Ms. Comfort Sampson and Mr Nicholas Anfuh and they
saw the light and ceiling fan at the Headteacher’s office switched on.

Prosecution said they looked through the
window and saw Eshun who is known in the area but they could not get access to
the office because all the padlocks and burglar proofs remained locked.

The three then raised the alarm but Eshun,
sensing danger jumped on a table and tried to escape through the roofing of the
Head teacher’s office.

Sergeant Antwi said, in the process, Mr Anfuh
inflicted cutlass wounds on Eshun’s head but he forced himself out and escaped.

Mr Sampson went round the school premises and
detected that the ICT room had also been broken into through the roof and
ceiling.

It was later detected that coins in the sum of
GH¢70.00, together with the aforementioned items were stolen and the case was reported
to the Police.

Eshun was arrested and during interrogation he
admitted having taking only one RLG mobile phone and the GH¢70.00 coins.

Eshun is also standing trial for stealing a
public toilet aluminium roofing sheet at Brofoyedru, a suburb of Cape Coast.

GNA

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