Crime & Punishment of Tuesday, 20 September 2011
Accra, Sept. 20, GNA - A Nigerian trader who allegedly broke into the office of a financial company at Abeka Lapaz in Accra and made away with a safe cabinet containing GH¢1,800 on Tuesday appeared before an Accra Circuit Court.
Eddie Akorhe believed to be in his 40’s pleaded not guilty to unlawful entry and stealing.
The court presided over by Mrs Patience Mills-Tetteh remanded him into Police custody pending further investigations into the matter.
Akorhe is to re-appear on September 27.
Meanwhile five crow bars, two hacksaw blades, a chisel and a kitchen knife have been retrieved from the accused’s room at Atomic Junction, Accra.
The prosecutor, Police Chief Inspector Ben Darfour told the court that the complainant, Mr Emmanuel Adusei was the Chief Executive Officer of Brite Financial Service (BFS) at Abeka, Accra.
Chief Inspector Darfour said during the dawn of September 15 this year, Akorhe went to the premises of BFS and broke the padlocks on the door to the office with a pinch bar.
After breaking into the office, Akorhe took a safe cabinet which contained official documents and cash of GH¢1,800 and bolted in a waiting taxi.
The prosecutor said witnesses who saw the accused alerted the Police at Atomic Junction and he was arrested at his residence.
Chief Inspector Darfour said the Police however managed to retrieve the GH¢1,800 and a further search led to the retrieval of the implements.
During interrogation, the accused admitted undertaking the operation alone, the prosecutor said, adding investigations were on-going.