Crime & Punishment of Saturday, 7 September 2013
Source: Daily Graphic
A 35-year-old driver in Tema, Jonathan Adatsi, has been remanded in prison custody to reappear in court later for stealing a taxi belonging to a military officer at Michel Camp in Tema.
The prosecutor, ASP Richmond Akwasi Yeboah, told the Odumase Krobo Magistrate Court, presided over by Asmah Akwasi Asiedu, that Adatsi was introduced to the military officer by his aunt at Michel Camp.
Thereafter, Adatsi pleaded with the military officer to release his taxi to him (Adatsi) to work on daily sales basis.
According to ASP Yeboah, the officer agreed and released the taxi to Adatsi on condition that Adatsi would close from work by 8 p.m. and render sales immediately.
The prosecutor said on July 18, 2013, after rendering the daily sales to the complainant, Adatsi said a man who claimed to be a soldier hired him and so he took the man to the Asutsuare Military Camp.
He said on their way close to the camp, the alleged military man pulled a knife and took the taxi from Adatsi and drove it away.
ASP Yeboah said Adatsi reported the case to the police, but when he was being interrogated, he gave conflicting statements which created suspicion.
He said based on the conflicting statements, Adatsi was arrested and detained to assist the police in investigations.
The docket of the case has been forwarded to the Attorney-General’s office in Koforidua for advice.