Crime & Punishment of 2014-06-03

Security man, driver convicted for stealing

The Winneba District Magistrate court has sentenced two employees of WESTEC Security Company Limited to pay a fine of Ghc300 each or in default serve three months in prison in hard labour.

Daniel Oduku aged 54, a Security man and Justice Amoah, a driver aged 46, pleaded guilty to the two charges of conspiring to commit crime and stealing a gallon of diesel whilst on duty at the residence of Bosomuru Kofi Annan at Gomoa Fetteh.

They were convicted on their own plea

Prosecuting, Police Detective Sergeant Peter Agbelie told the court presided over by Mr. Charles Wiafie that, the complainant in the case is Mr. Badu Kweku Fuakye, a Security man of WESTEC Security Company.

He said on May 3, 2014, Oduku and a colleague security man, a witness in the case, whose name was not disclosed, were on duty at the residence of Bosomuru Kofi Annan at Gomoa Fetteh.

According to the Prosecutor, on that day at about 0730 hours, the complainant, who is a supervisor of security personnel of WESTEC at Gomoa Fetteh, received a telephone call from the witness that Oduku has stolen a gallon containing diesel and has given it to Amoah.

Detective Sgt. Agbelie stated that, the complainant quickly confronted Amoah, and he admitted that Oduku gave the said gallon containing the diesel to keep it for him and led the complainant to retrieve it.

He said the complainant later reported the matter to the police upon which Oduku and Amoah were arrested.