Crime & Punishment of Wednesday, 6 February 2013
The Half Assini Magistrate Court has remanded in Police custody Grace Quansah, 29, also known as Akua Amakyiwah from Gomoa Dego in the Central Region for possessing Ghana COCOBOD solar-lights meant as incentives for cocoa farmers.
Amakyiwah has been charged for stealing and was ordered by the court presided by Mr Hans Kofi Kpogo to reappear on Monday, February 11th.
The accused was arrested on January 26, 2013 in the Jaway Wharf Saturday Weekly Market near Half Assini in the Western Region by a combined team of Police and Anti-Cocoa Smuggling Taskforce upon a tip-off.
The Police said at the time of the arrest, Amakyiwah was in possession of six-and-a-half cartons of Ghana COCOBOD solar torch-light which are incentives meant for cocoa farmers and was selling them in the market since December last year.
She sold the items for GHC7.00 per one, which she explained was given to her by an uncle at Twifo Praso in the Western Region whose name was not given.
Amakyiwah’s plea was not taken by the court and therefore remanded her in Police custody to assist in Police investigations.