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Crime & Punishment Sun, 20 Mar 2016

Man to serve three months for stealing phone

The Winneba District Magistrate Court has sentenced a 19-old man to three month imprisonment with hard labour for stealing Itel Tablet Phone valued at GH¢ 350.00 Ghana Cedis.

Philip Amusu, pleaded guilty and was sentenced according to his own plea by the Court.

Police Inspector Peter Agbelie told the Court presided over by Mr Alexander Oworae, that the complainant of the case is Mr Philip Kittoe, a receptionist at Manuel’s Guest House in Winneba and the accused was also a guest of the said guest house.

He said on 12th March, complainant left his Itel Tablet Phone on charge in his room and went to the kitchen.

He said he returned a few minutes later and the phone was nowhere to be found.

Inspector Agbelie said the complainant quickly informed the manager of the guest house and a search was conducted in the place.

The accused who was about checking out of the guest house was confronted and when his bag was searched the said phone was found concealed in one of his clothes, he said.

He said the accused was handed over to the police and after some investigations he was arraigned before the court.

The phone has since been handed over to the complaint as per the orders of the court.

Source: GNA