Two store attendants imprisoned for stealing rice and drinks

A Tarkwa circuit court has sentenced two store attendants of Joko supermarket, Emmanuel Adams and Felix Mensah to 12 months imprisonment each for stealing two bags of sultana rice, a carton each of malta Guinness, blue jeans and lucozade energy drinks all valued 425 Ghana cedis.

Two other accomplices, Stephen Opoku also an attendant of the same supermarket and Gladys Amissah a petty trader pleaded not guilty to stealing.

They were granted bail in the sum of 300 Ghana cedis each to re-appear before the court on May 27.

Prosecuting Detective Chief Inspector Oscar Amponsah told the court presided over by Mr. Samuel Obeng Diawuo that the complainant, Mr George Aful is a businessman who owns Joko supermarket at Tarkwa.

According to Inspector Amponsah, for some time now the complainant detected theft in his shop after stock taking.

He therefore tightened security both within and outside the shop and received information that some of his workers had been stealing items from the shop and sell to a woman at Layout, a suburb of Tarkwa.

On Tuesday April 6, this year, around 1330 hours, the complainant received information that Adams had gone to deliver some items to Gladys.

He quickly reported the matter to the police who arrested Adams and he led the police to Gladys’ house where the items were retrieved from her store.

Inspector Amponsah said Gladys lied to the police that Adams was his co-tenant brought the items to her for safe keeping.

They were both sent to the police station for investigation and Adams during interrogation mentioned Mensah as his accomplice and the owner of the two bags of rice. GNA

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