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20-year-old jailed 10 years for stealing

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Nathaniel Adjei, 20 and a loading boy, has been jailed 10 years imprisonment after pleaded guilty to the counts of unlawful entry and stealing.

The court, presided over by Evelyn Asamoah, sentenced Nathaniel after his guilty simplicita plea yesterday.

The facts of the case, according to Chief Inspector John Gohoho, as narrated to the court, were that the complainant in the case was one Doris Ackumey, who is a trader and resides at Teshie, whilst the accused person, Nathaniel Adje, was a loading boy and also lived at Teshie, all in the Greater Accra Region.

According to him, on April 20, 2022, at about 01:00am, the accused person broke into the complainant’s apartment and entered her bedroom while she was asleep.

He said the complainant was woken up by an unusual noise and found the accused person scattering her belongings.

The prosecutor added that the accused person stole the complainant’s money amounting to GH¢6,400.00 and a money box containing an unspecified sum and took to his heels.

C/Insp Gohoho told the court that the complainant took a full description of the accused person and informed one Joshua Mensah, a witness in the case, about the thief, and on the same day, at about 12:00pm, the witness, assisted by two others, arrested the accused person from his hideout at Teshie Adeomi and handed him over to the police.

According to him, the accused person, in his caution statement, admitted the offences and further stated that after obtaining the money, he went to Accra and purchased 11 jeans trousers, 12 boxer shorts, one travelling bag, four jackets, and a belt, all valued GH¢2,500.00.

He said in the course of investigations amount of GH¢780.00 was retrieved from him.

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