The Juaso Circuit Court has remanded a Galamsey operator, Abdulai Gafaru into prison custody for stealing a motorbike valued at GH¢4,000.00.
His accomplice, Dauda Salam was, however, granted bail in the sum of GH¢5,000.00.
They were charged with stealing and abetment of crime and would reappear before the court on February 22.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Y. O. Asubonteng prosecuting told the court presided over by Mr. Alex Obeng Asante that the complainant, Martin Tough is a butcher at Ejisu whereas the two accused persons are residents of Sepe Tinpom in Kumasi.
He said the complainant on December 18th last year at about 2130 hours, parked his Honda motorbike with registration number M-12-AS 3658 at his house and went to bed.
He said the next morning at about 0330 hours, the complainant realized the bike had been stolen and made a report to the Police.
Meanwhile, Gafaru, who had committed the crime, approached Salam to look for a buyer, promising to reward him after selling the bike.
Salam succeeded in selling the bike at a cost of GH¢800.00 out of which he was given GH¢200.00 as his share of the proceeds.
On January 28, the complainant spotted the bike in the possession of the new owner and reported to the Police who retrieved it.
Further investigations led to the arrest of the accused persons who were subsequently arraigned.