Ghana court grants Nigerian bail for stealing

law-and-justiceA Tarkwa Circuit Court has granted Daniel Njoku, a Nigerian GH¢ 5,000 bail with two sureties, for allegedly stealing two mobile phones, an Ipod, and a cash of GH¢400.

He was also accused of stealing a wallet containing Guarantee Trust Bank, Ghana Commercial Bank and Ecobank Automated Teller Machine cards, valued at GH¢1,900 from an Assistance Technician at the Geological Department of the University of Mines and Technology , Tarkwa.

He pleaded not guilty and would re-appear before the court on May 16.

Prosecuting Police Detective Chief Inspector Oscar Amponsah told the court presided over by Mr Samuel Obeng Diawuo that the complainant Daniel Ofori Boateng resides at Brenakyim while the accused is an Auto Mechanic at Akyimpim, near Tarkwa.

He said on April 15 the complainant woke up around 0400 hours to detect that his sitting room had been broken and the items stolen.

According to the Prosecutor, the complainant subsequently reported the matter to the police.

Detective Amponsah said the complainant was informed by a mobile phone repairer at the Tarkwa Railways Station that the accused brought the stolen HP mobile phone to his shop to be decoded but he directed him to KK mobile phones shop near the Tarkwa main station.

He said the complaint followed up to the said shop but on his arrival he was told that the accused has already left the shop with the decoded phone.

The Prosecutor said the complainant laid ambush at the Railways station and in a short while he spotted the accused with his HP mobile phone.

Detective Amponsah said with the help of the Railways police the accused was arrested and brought to the central police station.

He said during investigation the accused explained in his caution statement that the phone was given to him by one Kojo who is now at large to be decoded for him.

Source: GNA

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