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Crime & Punishment Mon, 17 Nov 2008

Two arrested for allegedly stealing car and goats

Cape Coast, Nov. 17, GNA - Kojo Forson, a 25-year-old driver who allegedly conspired with Mahamadi Mumuni, a butcher, and stole a car and loaded it with goats to Accra were on Friday granted GH¢5,000 and GH¢6,000 bail respectively by a circuit court in Cape Coast. Forson pleaded guilty with explanation but Mumuni pleaded not guilty to the charge of conspiracy and stealing. Chief Inspector Hope Azasoo told the court that on October 26 a teacher who owns the vehicle parked it outside the house overnight but found out in the morning that it had been stolen. The prosecution said the complainant reported the case at the Cape Coast central police station and investigations revealed that Forson had been seen driving the car.

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Forson confessed that he stole the vehicle with Mumuni and one Baba Issaka who is at large and drove it to Accra with goats but when it developed a mechanical fault they left it and came to Cape Coast. The prosecutor said Mumuni led the police to where the vehicle was left in Accra. 17 Nov 08

Source: GNA
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