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Crime & Punishment of Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Source: GNA

Court remands suspected thief in custody

Takoradi, June 29, GNA 97 A Takoradi Circuit Court 93A", on Wednesday, remanded one Abdul Karim in custody, for allegedly stealing mobile phones and its accessories.

He pleaded not guilty and would re-appear in court on July 20. Giving the facts of the case, Chief Inspector Kumah Mensah told the court that, on June 17, this year, around 12.00 noon, the accused broke the padlock of a stall in Takoradi and stole mobile phones and its accessories stored there.

Unfortunately for him, the complainants, Bonsah Adamu, who was then sleeping in the stall raised an alarm and gave him a hot chase. The prosecutor said Karim was subsequently arrested by a military patrol team and handed over to the police and a search conducted on him revealed the items.