From Samuel Duodu, Techiman
A 25-year-old unemployed who took advantage of the benevolence of his benefactor and succeeded in stealing his personal items running into thousands of new Ghana Cedis at Gyarko-Line, a suburb of the Techiman Municipality, has been remanded in prison custody.
The accused, Kwabena Akamani, is alleged to have made away with 30 pairs of football boots, 25 footballs, 52 boxes of floor tiles, two gas cylinders, 19 pieces of iron rod, 20 pieces of plastic chairs, 3,000 empty sacks, one Honda generator, one massaging Machine, four water closets and 50 bags of cement kept at the storeroom of his benefactor.
Akamani, who pleaded not guilty on three counts of unlawful entry and stealing, will re-appear before the Techiman Circuit Court, presided over by Mr Michael Cudjoe Ntumy, on November 12, 2008.
The facts of the case as read in court by Police Chief Inspector N. N. Nancharigi were that in October, this year, Akamani entered the storeroom of Madam Charity Adjei, a businesswoman and stole the items.
He said the accused lived directly behind the complainant’s house and used to assist the complainant’s husband in doing some work.
The prosecution said while Akamani was helping the husband, who is now outside the country, he detected that the storeroom was stocked with the items.
Akamani later scaled the wall and removed the window to the storeroom and made away with the items.
Chief Inspectro Nancharigi said Akamani was spotted scaling the complainant’s wall on October 21 and 24 by a witness in the case.
He said the accused threatened to stab the witness with a knife.
The prosecution said the witness informed Madam Adjei and the accused was arrested. Akamani later led the police to retrieve some of the items .