Two young men jailed 30 years for burglary

Two young men, who broke into a pharmacy shop and provision store at Anwomaso in Kumasi and stole cash and items totaling GH¢6,695.00 have been sentenced to 30 years imprisonment by a Kumasi Circuit Court.

Isaac Amoah, alias “Acehood”, and Eric Bonsu, a student, were charged with conspiracy, causing unlawful damage, unlawful entry and stealing.

Amoah would serve 21 years whilst Bonsu goes in for nine years.

Their accomplice, Kweku Amaning, is however on the run and a bench warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Police Chief Inspector Isaac Mensah Apenteng told the court presided over by Justice Boampong that the complainants, Joseph Appiah Boadi and Cynthia Nyarko operate a pharmacy shop and provisions store at Anwomaso.

The convicts also live in the same community.

On December 7, last year, Boadi went to his shop only to find out that it had been broken into and money from his previous day’s sales and his laptop computer were stolen.

He decided to conduct his own investigations and a witness in the case told him that he saw the convicts and their run-away accomplice at the premises of the shop at about 0100 hours.

He therefore made a formal report to the Police. Amoah and Amaning were arrested.

The prosecution said the two admitted buying blackberry cellular phones and other personal items with part of the stolen money. These together with what was left of the cash were retrieved.

They were granted Police inquiry bail but went to commit another crime. This time they broke into Cynthia’s store and made away with some provisions.

Source: GNA

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