By Erica Apeatua Addo, GNA
Enchi (WN/R), February 17, GNA – Two young
men from Yiwabra in the Aowin Municipality who stole a motorbike and sold it
for GH¢2,800.00 have been sentenced to a total of 36 months imprisonment by the
Enchi District Magistrate court.
Francis Abeiku Quaicoe, a 27 year-old mason
would serve 24 months while his accomplice Amos Brentu alias Bulleti, 25 and
unemployed would serve 12 months.
They pleaded not guilty to the counts of
stealing and unlawful entry.
Bernard Quaicoe alias K2, 28, who is facing
the similar charges jumped bail and the court presided over by Mr Eric Baah
Boateng issued a warrant for his arrest.
The facts of the case as presented by
Detective Police Inspector Joseph Kwadwo Agyare was that, the complainant is a
farmer who lives in the same area with Francis and Amos at Yiwabra, while
Bernard resides at Dadieso in the Suaman District.
He said on November 3, 2019, at about 0230
hours at Yiwabra, Francis and Bernard who are friends sneaked into the
complainant’s room and stole his 300.00 Ghana cedis and a Haojin motorbike
which was then parked in his compound.
The Prosecution said the two took the
motorbike to Amos in Dadieso, who in turn sold it to one Yaw Awani, a motor
mechanic at a cost of 2,800.00 Ghana cedis.
He said Awani made an initial payment of GH¢1,800
Ghana cedis and promised to make available the remaining balance of GH¢1,000 on
November 8, 2019.
He said Francis then gave Bernard 320.00
Ghana cedis to be added to the 300.00 Ghana cedis they allegedly stole earlier
from the complainant as his share.
The Prosecution said Francis was later
arrested following a tip-off and he led the police to Dadieso and identified
Awani as the one who bought the motorbike of which he was nabbed for
Inspector Agyare said Francis mentioned
Bernard and Amos as his accomplices but Bernard denied the offence during
He said during the arrest, Amos struggled
with the duty bearers and escaped with handcuffs on one hand, but on November
16, same year, Awani, who was being prosecuted at the same court for
dishonestly receiving, managed to apprehend Amos without the handcuffs and
handed him over to the Police.
The prosecution said Amos later led the
police to where he hid the damaged handcuffs and it was retrieved.