Three face ¢15bn stealing charges in court
From Sebastian R. Freiku, Kumasi
Three persons have appeared before a Kumasi Circuit court on three counts of conspiracy to commit the crime of stealing, stealing, and dishonestly receiving from a dubious transaction.
The three accused persons are Clement Kwakye, 27, (first accused), Mrs. Ernestina Aborah, 37, (second accused), and Nana Aso Owusu Ansah, 35, (third accused).
The first and second accused persons were charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit crime in line with section 23 subsection (1) and 124 sub section (1) of Act 2960, as well as stealing, in accordance with Section 124 subsection (1) of the criminal Offence Act 1960/29.
The third accused, a Kumasi business woman, is said to have dishonestly received a supply of iron rods and bags of cements said to have been stolen by the first and second accused persons from Kwadwo Aborah Company Limited, dealers in building materials.
Mr. Emmanuel Otoo Boisson, State Attorney of the Law office, is prosecuting the case on behalf of the state, following a complaint by Mr. Kwadwo Aborah, Managing Director of Kwadwo Aborah Company Limited in Kumasi.
The prosecution stated that the first and second accused persons allegedly stole building materials (cement and iron rods) with an estimated value of GH¢1,518,290.80, and sold them to the third accused in February this year.
The accused persons have all pleaded not guilty to the charges, and would have to re-appear before the court to defend their plea.
Before adjourning the case at a sitting yesterday, the court, presided over by Mr. Justice Emmanuel Amo-Yartey, granted bail to Clement Kwakye and Ernestina Aborah, on condition that they provide a lease covering GH¢1,518,290.80, being the worth of the stolen goods.
The third accused was also granted bail in the sum of GH¢50,000 with two sureties, while the case was further adjourned to Monday November 5 and Wednesday November 7, 2012, for hearing.
The adjournment was at the instance of Lawyer Franklin Asamoah, counsel for Nana Aso Owusu Ansah, to enable him study the revised charge sheet, and respond accordingly.
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