Unemployed jailed for stealing

Rockson Kofi, unemployed, who stole an electric motor valued at GHC 2,500.00 has been jailed for three years, by an Akim Swedru Circuit Court.

Rockson, who pleaded guilty to unlawful entry and stealing, would serve a one year prison term on count one and a three year prison term on count two, in hard labour.

The sentences will run concurrently.

Police Chief Inspector Kingsley Kwaku Antwi told the Court presided over by Mr Emmanuel Brew that, Mr Alex Kwadwo Asiedu, the complainant, is the senior security officer at the Akim Oda Sawmills Company Limited, while Kofi lives at Akim Oda, in the Birim Central Municipality.

He said while Mr Asiedu and other security officers were at post, they saw the convict carrying something in a sack and running away.

Chief Inspector Antwi said the security officers managed to arrest the convict and handed him over to the police, and that, when the sack was opened, the company’s electric motor was found in it. GNA

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