Alfred Kontoh, a 19-year-old unemployed man, was sentenced to 15 months in prison by the Ashaiman District Court for unlawful entry in violation of Section 152 and stealing in violation of Section 124 (1) of the Criminal Offences Acts 1960. (Acts 29).
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Mrs. Eleanor Kakra Banes Botchway presided over the court, which sentenced the accused on his own guilty plea to eight months in hard labor on count one and 15 months in hard labor on count two.
The sentences must run in the same order.
According to Chief Inspector Samuel Aperweh, the complainant, Isaac Marvin Kpodonu, is a 48-year-old businessman who lives in Newland Katamanso, and Kontoh, the convict, lives in Lebanon zone two, a suburb of Ashaiman.
The prosecution told the court that on September 21st, 2021, around 08:30 hours, Kontoh scaled the wall of the complainant’s three-bedroom self-contained house and unlawfully entered the back door, which was not locked, and stole one elbee ceiling fan worth GHS200.00, one kaspa ceiling fan worth GHS200.00, and one kitchen sink worth GHS 250.00.
Chief Inspector Aperweh stated that Kontoh was apprehended while attempting to scale the wall back with the aforementioned items.
During the investigation, the accused admitted the offenses in his cautioned statement, and after an investigation, he was charged with the offense and brought before the court.