From Samuel Duodu, Kintampo
A wire cutter has given away a scrap dealer who stole electrical cables connected from a pole to a church building at Jema in the Kintampo South District in the Brong Ahafo Region.
Kwabena Dennis, the accused, is alleged to have used the wire cutter to disconnect the electrical cables connected to the Jema Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church building and made away with them in the early hours of January 3, 2010.
But luck eluded him, as the vigilance of a church member and an elder of the church led to his arrest at the Jema lorry station upon suspicion of his (Dennis) movement and a search in his bag revealed the wire cutter which he was alleged to have used to commit the offence.
The scrap dealer, who has since appeared before the Kintampo Magistrate’s Court for stealing but pleaded not guilty, has been remanded and would re-appear before the court, presided over by Mr Albert Zoogah, on January 26, 2010.
The facts of the case were that Dennis lived at Kyeremankuma in Kintampo and at about 4 a.m. on January 3, 2010, the complainant in the case went to the church premises and saw the cables disconnected and taken away.
The complainant, who is also a member of the SDA Church, therefore, informed an elder of the church who also lived around the Jema Lorry Station and while there they saw the accused with a bag at the lorry station.
They became suspicious and decided to search the bag and they found a wire cutter believed to be the tool used in cutting the cables.
The duo arrested him and on their way to the police station, Dennis admitted committing the offence and led them to where the cables were hidden.
They retrieved the cables and sent the accused, together with the cables, to the police station.