Galamsey operator granted GH¢10,000 bail after stealing educational materials

Mr Stanley Frimpong, a 19-year old galamsey operator, has been granted a GH¢10,000 bail by a Tarkwa Circuit Court for stealing assorted educational materials belonging to the Agona-Wassa Municipal Assembly Junior High School.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges and will re-appear before the court on November 28.

Chief Inspector Oscar Amponsah told the court presided over by Mr Samuel Obeng Diawuo that the complainant, Madam Grace Assilfie the headmistress of the school on January 12, reported at the school and found that her office had been burgled.

Items taken from her office include: an oxford English dictionary, a Cambridge dictionary, 28 Macmillan school dictionary, 5 teachers note books, a SMC stamp, an ink pad, a Casio electronic calculator, a football, 16 new exercise books and 28 mathematical sets all supplied to the school by Ghana Education Service.

Inspector Amponsah said the complainant reported the case to the Police and whiles investigation was in progress to trace and arrest the perpetrators of the crime, Frimpong was arrested on October 18 in another theft case together with an accomplice.

He said the rooms of Frimpong and his accomplice were searched at Agona-Wassa and during the process 2 mathematical sets, 1 Macmillan school dictionary with Agona-Wassa Municipal Assembly Junior High School stamp in it and a teachers note book was found in their rooms.

Inspector Amponsah said the complainant was invited to the Police station and she identified the items as belonging to her school and thus the suspects were detained and arraigned before the court.

Source: GNA

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