Three persons sentenced for stealing generator

law-and-justiceThree persons who stole a generator worth GH¢1,500 have been sentenced to a total fine of GH¢780.00 by the Akim Swedru Circuit Court in the Eastern Region.

Salisu Abubakari, 26, a vulcaniser and Issaka Yakubu, 25, a carpenter, were both sentenced to a fine of GH¢300.00 each and would serve two years imprisonment each if they failed to pay the fines.

Ibrahim Seidu was sentenced to a fine of GH¢180.00 and would be jailed for 12 months if he defaulted in paying the fine.

The fourth accomplice, Narisu, is on the run.

Abukari, Yakubu and Seidu pleaded guilty to dishonestly receiving, having possession of stolen property, conspiracy to commit crime and stealing respectively.

Prosecuting, Police Inspector Kwaku Appiah told the court presided over by Mr Yaw Atta Sampong that an Elder of the Pentecost Church, Newtown Assembly at Oda is the complainant and the convicts live at Akim Oda Zongo.

He said on March 3, this year, due to the power outages, a Yamaha EF400 generator belonging to the church was sent to the District Pastor’s Mission house to supplement the electricity supply.

Later, the Pastor and some executive members of the church went to a funeral and on their return around 1100 hours they detected that the generator had been stolen.

The prosecutor said on March 5, this year a witness in the case found the generator at Abubakari’s vulcanising shop and reported to the Police.

Abubakari was invited to the Police Station and during interrogation mentioned Yakubu, who in turn mentioned Ibrahim as the one who sold the generator to him at GH¢40.00.  With the help of witnesses and the Assemblyman for the area, Ibrahim was also arrested.

Source: GNA

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