Ex-convict jailed for stealing phone

Darlington Afriyie, an ex-convict, was on Friday sentenced to 18 months imprisonment in hard labour by the Koforidua District “A” Court for stealing a mobile phone.

Afriyie pleaded guilty to two counts of unlawful entry and stealing.

Police Inspector Eric Twum-Frimpong told the court presided over by Mr Sulemana Musa that the complainant is a carpenter at Abogri-Adweso, a suburb of Koforidua.

He said on July 13 at about 0730 hours, Afriyie visited a friend at Abogri near the complainant’s house and stole his mobile phone valued at GHC 90 and took to his heels.    .

Insp. Eric Twum-Frimpong said Afriyie was chased and arrested with the phone in his possession.

The prosecution said Afriyie admitted the offence at the Police Station.

Source: GNA

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