An 18-year-old unemployed, charged with four counts of conspiracy to commit crime, unlawful entry, causing damage and stealing, has been convicted and remanded in police custody by the Akim Swedru Circuit Court, presided over by Mr. Yaw Atta Sampong.
Prosper Gblenyo pleaded guilty to all the charges and would reappear on February 16 for his sentence.
One Prince and one Kobby, who are accomplices, are on the run.
Police Chief Inspector Kwadwo Ahenkorah said Mrs. Elizabeth Bempomah Ntiamoah, the complainant, is a businesswoman based in Botswana and owns a house at Akim Oda.
He said on December 6 last year while Madam Ntiamoah’s tenants were on holidays, Madam Lydia Agyeiwaa, a care-taker of the house, detected that the complainant’s windows were broken into and many items stolen.
Chief Inspector Ahenkorah said Madam Agyeiwaa retrieved some of the items from a nearby mosque and informed the landlady in Botswana on phone.
Madam Ntiamoah returned to Ghana and detected that one home theater, plates, one hoover machine, two standing fans and unspecified cash were missing.
The rest of the stolen items were one television set, two bags containing clothes, one DVD player, one toaster, one computer, one kettle, one mattress, one blender, one rice cooker and two ice chests.
The prosecutor said investigation led to the arrest of Gblenyo who mentioned one Prince and one Kobby as his accomplices. GNA