THE Sunyani Magistrate’s Court presided over by Mr Albert Zoogah has remanded into a home, three juveniles who stole Ghana Telecom (GT) cables estimated at GH¢4,800 in Sunyani, on June 29,2008.
The juveniles, Kweku Bataa, 14; Abawem Ella, 17, and Kweku Ababio, 16, who pleaded guilty to the charges of conspiracy to commit crime and stealing with explanation would reappear before the court on July 15, 2008.
However, the police are searching for a man by name Kwame, who has been mentioned in the case as an accomplice.
Presenting the facts of the case in court, Chief Inspector Kingsley Baafi said on June 29, 2008, Yaw Opoku Nkrumah of the Community Protection Unit (CPU) stationed in Sunyani, who is also the complainant in the case, met the two teenagers, Bataa and Ella holding a black polythene bag near the Sunyani Library.
The prosecutor told the court that the complainant being suspicous of the contents in the polythene , confronted the two teenagers who threw the bag away and took to their heels, sensing danger.
Chief Inspector Baafi said a witness in the case, also a CPU person assisted Nkrumah and successfully apprehended them.
He said after their arrest, they were asked to open the polythene bag and it was realised it contained burnt cables belonging to Ghana Telecom.
The two CPU persons then handed the teenagers over to the police who during interrogations stated that they took the booty from a man whose name they gave as Kwame’s residence.
Chief Inspector Baafi said based on that information, the police mounted a search for the said Kwame and Kweku Ababio on Saturday, June 30, 2008.
He stated that at Kwame’s premises, the police managed to apprehend Kweku Ababio, while Kwame, who was then bathing and had seen the police first, took to his heels, thus escaping arrest.