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Crime & Punishment of Thursday, 12 October 2017

Source: My News GH

Man jailed 10 years for stealing two turkeys

A Duayaw Nkwanta Circuit Court in the Bechem District of the Brong Ahafo Region presided over by His Lordship Alexander Graham, has sentenced 33-year Kofi Asante to ten years in prison for stealing two turkeys valued at GH¢400

The accused, who admitted to the offence, pleaded guilty in open court and was subsequently convicted on his own plea.

According to the facts of the case as presented by the persecutor, Chief Inspector Samson Oduro, the accused and the convict are both residents of Techimantia a community in the Becham District.

On September 20, 2017 the complainant detected two of his turkeys were missing and therefore decided to search for them.

During the search, he spotted the feathers of the birds and decided to trace which led him into the kitchen of the accused, where he had slaughtered and was smoking them,

The complainant notified the police via phone and Kofi Asante was arrested and the meat retrieved from him.

During interrogation, he admitted to the offence and was accordingly charged for the offence.

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