Man jailed 10 years for stealing motorbike

A 24-year-old Man, Madji Solomon, has been jailed for 10 years for forcefully stealing a motor bike of a farmer  in Dodowa of the Greater Accra Region .

The motor bike, worth GH¢3,700.00 with  registration number  M-19-GR 9643, belongs to  Mr. Prince Nartey, the complainant,  who  also uses the motor bike for commercial purposes(OKADA).

Chief Inspector Nunoo Mensah, prosecuting, stated that, the accused person on 30th  September 2019 at about 8:30pm hired the services of the complainant from Dodowa to Valley Fresh water Company at Odumase.

According to the prosecution, the accused person upon reaching a certain location ordered the Okada rider to stop .

Mr Mensah revealed that,the accused clubbed the complainant and snatched the motorbike and bolted with three other accomplices.

The  Prosecuting narrated that the complainant on the 10th October 2019 saw  Mr. Francis Chewu with the motor bike and called for his arrest.

Mr. Mensah added that Mr.Chewu assisted the police to arrest the accused from his hideout in Dodowa and was duely arraigned before the court.

The accused pleaded guilty of the crime and prayed the court to temper justice with mercy.

Mr. Gabriel Mate- Teye, presiding judge, Ashaiman district circuit court, sentenced the accused to 10 years  with hard labour saying the act was contrary to section 149 of the criminal offences act.

He added that the punishment would serve as a deterrent to  others from engaging in such unlawful ventures.

Source: GNA

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