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Crime & Punishment Thu, 3 Mar 2016

Herbalist remanded over theft of Hyundai truck

A Kumasi Circuit Court, presided over by Mrs. Mary Nsenkyire, has ordered a herbalist to be held in prison custody over the theft of a Hyundai truck valued at GHC30,000.00.

Konadu Akomea, 48, pleaded not guilty to the offence and would make his next appearance on Friday, March 11.

He had hired the truck from its owner, Alex Owusu, under the guise of using it to distribute bags of sachet water to customers in Accra but ended up selling it.

Police Chief Inspector Timothy Amoako told the court this happened in May 2014.

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The accused had convinced the owner that he was going to pay to him GHC400.00 for every week he used the truck for the water distribution activity.

He paid for the first two weeks and was never heard of again or seen until his arrest on February 14.

Akomea in his caution statement said he used the truck as collateral for a GHC5,000.00 loan. He could however not lead the police to the said creditor.

Source: GNA
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