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prisonThe Circuit Court in Tarkwa has sentenced Isaac Arkoh, a 20 year-old watchman working with the Tarkwa branch of Obiba J.K Guiness Depot, to three years imprisonment in hard labour for stealing.

The items are assorted drinks, a lap top, and a dell desk top computer valued at 2,537.74 Ghana cedis and a cash of 300 cedis belonging to the company.

The court, in addition, charged him for unlawful entry and causing damage to a wooden door.

He was convicted on his own plea.

Prosecuting, Chief Inspector Edward Paddy told the court, presided over by Mr Samuel Obeng Diawuo, that the complainant, Alex Nartey Tetteh, is the manager of the Tarkwa branch of Obiba J.K Guiness Depot while the convict, who was dismissed on August 28, 2012, used to be a night watchman in the same company.

Chief Inspector Paddy said on August 27, at about 0300 GMT, Isaac Arkoh used a pick axe to destroy the wooden door of the depot and made away with 11 bottles of liquor, two crates of guiness, two crates of minerals, one crate of star large, a lap top, and a dell desk top computer all valued at 2,537.74 Ghana cedis and cash sum of 0300 GMT.

He said the convict parked the stolen items into two paper boxes and kept them at the premises of the Tarkwa Circuit Court which is some few meters from the company.

Chief Inspector Paddy said while Arkoh was conveying the items into a hired taxi, a witness in the case saw him and when he questioned him as to how he got those items, he could not give any tangible reason and, therefore, left with the taxi.

He said on that same day around 0750 GMT, the complainant visited the depot and detected that it had been broken into.

The Prosecutor said the witness, who was then around, informed the complainant that Arkoh was responsible for the theft and he made a report to the police on August 8.

According to Chief Inspector Paddy, on April 19, upon a tip-off, the complainant arrested the convict near Madam Obeng Restaurant in Tarkwa and handed him over to the police.

He said the convict was re-arrested and charged with the offence.

Source: GNA

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