Court slaps two young men with a-500 penalty units each for stealing, abetment of crime

Two 23 -years old young men have been slapped with a-500 penalty units for multiple crimes.

Court slaps two young men with a-500 penalty units each for stealing, abetment of crime

Ashaiman circuit court has jailed two 23- year men for the crime of stealing contrary to section 124(1) of the criminal and other offences Act 1960(Act 29) and abutment of crime contrary to sections 20(1) and 124(1) of the criminal offences Act 1960(Act 29).

The court presided over by His Honour Simon Gaga has found the two guilty of the offences leveled against them, convicted and sentenced the duo with a 500- penalty units or in default, serve 2 years in hard labour. Samuel Mensah alias Kwaku and Richard Eshun aka. Budu, both of whom are unemployed and at age 23 dishonestly appropriated a motor bicycle belonging to one Yakubu Manasseh.

Presenting the brief fact of the case, the Prosecutor, Chief Inspector S. Aperweh said complainant, Yakubu Mensah aged 32 and a driver while the accused Samuel Mensah aka Kwaku (A1), Richard Eshun aka Budu TI (A2) both 23 years of age and unemployed.

The complainant and the accused persons are neighbours and reside at Zenu. On the 21st September, 2022 at about 9:30pm, the complainant returned home from work and parked his Royal Motor bike with registration number M-17-GR 5666 infront of his door and went out to a nearby food joint to buy food and met A1 entering his compound.

Upon his return, he realized that A1 pushed the motor bike from the compound to a distance of about 200m. Complainant later picked intelligence that A1 gave out the motor bike to A2 to sell. On the same night about 10:30pm A2 managed to push the motor bike to Ashaiman Fitter Line and sold it to one Sarkodie at the cost of GHS400.00.

Richard Eshun aka Budu TI returned the same night and gave GHS 200.00 to Samuel Mensah aka Kwaku as his share of the proceed through one Emmanuel, the younger brother of A2(Richard Eshun aka Budu TI. The dishonest receiver also known as Sarkordie managed to escape arrest when A1 and A2 led police to his shop at Ashaiman Fitter Line. After investigation, A1 and A2 were charged with the offences stated on the charge sheet and put before this honourable court.

Report by Prosper Kwaku Selassy Agbitor