Taxi driver jailed for being cruel to animals
A 30- year old taxi driver, who conspired with an accomplice to maltreat and steal livestock, has been sentenced to two years imprisonment by a Kumasi Circuit Court.
Charles Amoah, whose accomplice is at large, pleaded guilty to the counts of conspiracy, stealing and cruelty to livestock.
He was convicted on his own plea.
Police chief Inspector Rose Essuman, told the court presided over by Mr D.W.P Amedior that on November 19, the police acting on a tip-off moved to Anyinam-Kokoben near Santasi in Kumasi, where a taxi loaded with sheep and goats had been abandoned by the convict and his fugitive accomplice.
The seven sheep and two goats on board the abandoned taxi with registration number AS 7410 P, had their mouths stuck by cello tape adhesive, purportedly to stop them from bleating, since that could draw public attention and give them away.
But luck run out of the thieves, when at about 0330 hours the taxi developed a mechanical fault compelling the two to push it.
In the process, an eye witness who spotted them raised the alarm and fearing for their lives, they fled the scene leaving their booty in the vehicle.
The police invited the owner of the car who led them to arrest Amoah.
After police preliminary investigations, he was arraigned.