Man,27, handed a-12 month jail term for stealing Techno Spark 7, pair of shoe

Morris Kpabitey was handed the jail term as per the charge sheet.

Man,27, handed a-12 month jail term for stealing Techno Spark 7, pair of shoe

Ashaiman circuit court has handed a 27-year-old man a 12-month jail term in hard labour.

Morris Kpabitey was charged with the offence of stealing a pair of shoe and Techno Spark 7 pro phone from a shop.

The court presided over by His Honour Simon Gaga found Morris Kpabitey guilty of the crime of stealing contrary to section 124(1) of the criminal offences Act 1960( Act 29), convicted and sentenced to 12 months in hard labour.

Presenting the brief fact to the court, Chief Inspector S. Aperweh told the court that complainant Derick Amoah aged 22 is a Disk Jokey(DJ) and a tiller who also takes care of a shop at Afariwa Junction whilst accused Morris Kpabitey aged 23 also goes round picking scraps.

She told the court that on the 06/09/2022 at about 0700 Hours, the complainant opened his shop and went out to buy food leaving his Techno Spark 7 pro Mobile Phone valued at GHS850.00 on charge in the shop.

Upon the complainant's return, he noticed that his aforementioned phone and pair of shoe had been dishonestly appropriated. Complainant quickly informed his friend by name Mohammed Thalla who is a witness in the case over the phone.

The witness was going to use a public toilet at Afariwa when he saw the accused with the complainant's shoe.

The witness then approached the accused who told him that he was going to sell the shoe to him at the cost of GHS10.00.

The witness then called the complainant who came and identified the pair of shoe. Accused was brought to Community 22 Police Station and a complaint lodged.

Police took up investigation into the case and re-arrested the accused.

Investigation established that accused was going round picking scraps when he saw that there was no one in the complainant's shop, he entered and dishonestly appropriated the things as stated on the charge sheet.

After Police investigation, he was charged and brought before the honourable court.

Report by Prosper Kwaku Selassy Agbitor