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Crime & Punishment of Wednesday, 18 July 2018


Palm wine tapper jailed 10 years for stealing

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A 23-year-old palm wine tapper who broke into the rooms of two persons resident at Obogu in the Asante-Akim South Municipality stealing some cash and assorted items, has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment, by the Juaso Circuit Court.

The complainants in the case are Yaw Tuffour and Spiritina Ammaniampong, a teacher.

The Court also ordered the convict, Charles Nyarko to pay a compensation of GH¢ 5,000.00 to one of the complainants Spiritina.

He pleaded guilty to unlawful entry and stealing and was convicted on his plea.

Police Detective Birikorang Peasah, prosecuting, told the Court presided over by Mr. Yusif Assibey that the incident happened on July 5.

He said at about 0030 hours, the convict broke into the room of Yaw Tuffour, stole an amount of GH¢ 65.00 but just as he was leaving the room, Tuffour arrived and he (convict) took to his heels.

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