Welder fined GH₵5,400 for theft

A 38- year-old welder has been fined   GH₵5,400 by an Accra Circuit Court for causing unlawful damage, unlawful entry and stealing.

 Abdul Razak Salifu, who was convicted on his own plea of guilty to the three charges leveled against him, would serve two years imprisonment in hard labour in default.

Accomplices, Jafaru Mohammed and Abdul Rahman have been admitted to a total of GH₵ 50,000 bail with a surety each.

The two had pleaded not guilty to the charge of dishonestly receiving stolen items.

Police Inspector Samuel Ahiabor, told the court presided by Samuel Bright Akwah, that complainant, Brigadier General Emmanuel Okyere, a military nurse, had travelled outside the country leaving the house vacant.

The court heard that the complainant’s sister saw Salifu  emerging from the military nurse’s house with a satellite dish.

Insp Ahiabor said the police arrested  Salifu and  retrieved satellite dish , universal LNBF and pack of screws  from him, but the convict denied the offence and gave the police a false  name  (Aziz Osman ).

 Prosecution said police investigation indicated that Salifu’s real name is Abdul Razak Salifu.

Salifu led police to Tudu, Accra, to arrest Jafaru Mohammed and Abdul Rahman who admitted the offence in  their caution  statements.

 Mohammed also stated that he bought ceiling fans from Salifu, and  when the police searched his abode the found three air condition inner units, eight round design bulbs , nine curtains.

Aman only known as Good News, the nephew of Mohammed, and Ofori, accomplices, are at large.  

BY GLORIA NSIAH MINTAH

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