Court grants shop attendant GH¢80,000 bail

An Accra Circuit Court, presided over by His Honour Bright Samuel Acquah, has admitted Pedicta Yeboah, a shop attendant, who together with others stole wares worth thousands of Ghana cedis from their employer, Vivian Nkansah, to bail in the sum of GH¢80,000.00.

The bail is to be executed by two sureties, one of whom should be an income earner.

Pedicta Yeboah is standing trial as the first accused (A1) with Bintu Mohammed (A2), Charlotte Obamea (A3), Prince Ampomah (A4), and Jacob Oppong (A5).

Three of the accused persons – A1, A3 and A4 – were presented before the court and have pleaded not guilty to abetment of crime and stealing.

Aside Pedicta, Charlotte and Prince were granted bail on their first appearance before the court.

Charlotte and Prince were granted bail in the sum of GH¢50,000 with two sureties, one who should be an income earner, and the other a family member for each.


Prosecuting Officer Chief Inspector Daniel Danku told the court that the employer of the accused persons was one Vivian Nkansah and the complainant in the case.

He said the complainant deals in various cosmetic products and owned shops and warehouses at Agbogbloshie, Okaishie, Teshie and Agbleza.

The prosecutor said the accused persons were responsible for conveying the cosmetic products from the complainant’s warehouses to her shop at Okaishie for sale.

However, in the month of August 2022, the complainant took stock of the goods and detected shortages at the warehouse and the shops.

C/Insp Danku added that the complainant kept watch on the activities of the shop attendants, and in the course of time, gathered information that the first accused had established a shop at Agbogbloshie and was selling similar products as hers. The complainant reported the matter to the police and the first accused was arrested.

During investigation it was found out that the first accused had established two other cosmetic shops at Cow Lane and Mamprobi.

He said when the shops were searched a number of cosmetic products believed to belong to the complainant were retrieved and the value estimated at GH¢60,352. 35.

Pedicta allegedly admitted stealing from the complainant to stock her shops.

The prosecutor told the court that investigations further revealed that Charlotte, Prince and Jacob, after stealing the products, would send them to Bintu Mohammed for safe keeping, after which Pedicta’s personal driver would go and convey the goods to her shops.


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