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Crime & Punishment of Friday, 10 August 2018


Bus conductor jailed for stealing sales

A 39-year-old bus conductor has been incarcerated to four-month imprisonment by the Ashaiman Circuit Court for disappearing with sales made.

The convict, Kweku Asare, who resides at Fitta-lane, a suburb of Ashaiman, pleaded guilty with explanation to the charges of conspiring to commit crime and stealing.

He explained to the court that he did not harbour the intention to run away with the money but a friend came to him that his mother was ill and needed money for her immediate treatment so he gave the money to him. According to him, his friend was supposed to return the money the same day but he never did.

He narrated further that he had not heard from the friend and that was why he decided to disappear.

The judge, Gabriel Matey-Teye, sentenced Kweku to four months in jail and asked him to refund the sum by August 31, 2018. In default, he would attract additional four months.

The prosecutor told the court that on July 25, 2018, Kweku disappeared with sales worth GH¢320 after he was invited by a fellow driver to be a bus conductor.

The accused was arrested by personnel of the Motor Transport and Traffic Department (MTTD) at the Ashaiman Market after a complaint was lodged by his master, Musa Yusif, to the Ashaiman Police.

The prosecutor added that Kweku vanished immediately after work only for his master to be told by fellow drivers that he was seen boarding a moving bus.

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