Crime & Punishment Sun, 31 Jan 2016

Court fines farmer for siphoning diesel

A 25-year-old farmer who siphoned 48 gallons of diesel belonging to Aboso Goldfields Limited, Damang mine, has been fined GHC720.00 by a Tarkwa Circuit court.

In default, the convict, Kwabena Danquah, would serve 28 days imprisonment in hard labour.

He pleaded guilty to the offence.

Prosecuting, Detective Chief Inspector Oscar Amponsah, told the court that the complainant, John Enimil, is a security officer at the mining firm and reside in the same vicinity with the convict at Huni/Valley.


He said on January 12, at about 2200 hours, the convict and his friend, Kwaku Bokor, who is at large, conspired and went to the company’s site at Rex Green compound and siphoned the diesel from the mining firm’s vehicle.

Inspector Amponsah said when Danquah was conveying the diesel in a container, the security personnel of the company saw him and was arrested, but Bokor managed to escape.

The prosecutor said the stolen items were later retrieved from the bush.

Source: GNA