Unemployed, 27, sentenced to 12 months in hard labour For stealing

According to the charge sheet, the accused has been stealing car batteries of neighbours within the vicinity.

Unemployed, 27, sentenced to 12 months in hard labour For stealing

Ashaiman Circuit Court presided over by His Honour Simon Gaga sentenced a-27 year unemployed to 12 months in hard labour.

Aamuel Marfo was found guilty, convicted and sentenced for stealing contrary to section 124(1) of the criminal and other offences Act1960(Act 29).

According to the charge sheet, he honestly appropriated two car batteries valued at GHS 600.00 each, a property of Jonathan Attoh Newman and Thomas Sogborjor.

Prosecuting, DSP Mrs. D. Boadu Pepra told the court that the complainant Jonathan Attoh Newman age 49, a resident of Washington, a suburb of Ashaiman whilst the accused Samuel Marfo, 27, unemployed and a resident of New York also a suburb of Ashaiman.

She said the complainant had been experiencing series of theft of his car battery and that of his neighbours within the vicinity.

She recounted that on the 28/09/2022, the complainant parked his Red Toyota Camry with registration number GN 1996-13 in his house at Washington only to wake up the next morning and realized that his car battery valued at GHS 600.00 was stolen.

A CCTV footage reviewed she said captured the accused in the act.

A complaint was made at the New York Police Station and an investigation was ongoing to get the accused arrested. On 02/10/2022, Mr. Thomas Sogborjor called at the station and reported missing of his Opel Astra Saloon car battery valued at GHS 600.00 which he parked in front of his house at Washington.

Intelligence gathered led to the arrest of the accused and during investigation, he admitted having stolen the said batteries and led police to the various places where he demonstrated how he stole the aforementioned items.

After investigation, the accused was charged with the offence and put before this honourable court.

Report by Prosper Kwaku Selassy Agbitor