Court bonds farmer for stealing palm wine

The Akim Oda Magistrates’ Court in the Birim Central Municipality, has bonded Charles Dwamena, a farmer, to be of a good behavior for six months, for stealing a gallon of palm wine valued at GH¢20.

Failure to comply with the bond, Dwamena would pay GH¢200 or go to prison for six months.

The 31-year-old farmer pleaded guilty to stealing, contrary to Section 124 (1) of Act 29/60.

Police Chief Inspector Adelaide Appiakorang told the court, presided over by Mr. Albert Owusu Annor that both Mr Peter Ansah, a farmer and the complainant and Dwamena live at Akim Swedru and that for some time now, Mr. Ansah had noticed that someone had been stealing his palm wine.

Chief Inspector Appiakorang said on August 5, this year at about 16:30 hours Mr. Ansah laid ambush on his farm and before long he saw Dwamena stealing his palm wine.

According to her, Mr. Ansah arrested Dwamena and sent him to the police station, where during interrogation, admitted stealing the palm wine.

Source: GNA

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