The Ejisu District Court in Ashanti presided over by Mr. Kwaku Baah Frempong has sentenced two traders, Bright Owusu and Isaac Amoateng to six months imprisonment in hard labour for stealing. Narrating the facts of the matter to the Court, the Prosecuting Officer, Police Chief Inspector Rebecca Sedufia said Owusu and Amoateng on the 16th of June, conspired to steal from an unsuspecting woman at Ejisu.
According to Chief Inspector Sedufia, the two arrived at a spot near to the Ejisu market at about 1:30pm and met one Priscilla Osabutey who was the complainant in the case. Owusu inquired from Priscilla if she knew one Aunty Mary who sells bowls at the market, who he was to deliver some items to her, to which she replied in the negative.
Chief Inspector Sedufia said while the conversation was ongoing, Amoateng who was standing at a distance, drew closer and said he knew the mentioned Aunty Mary and obliged to lead them to the woman’s store.
In the market, Amoateng pointed at a store that he claimed belonged to Auntie Mary and Owusu left to deliver the aid items, while Amoateng and the complainant waited.
On his return, Owusu told the complainant and Amoateng that he will reward them with some gold nuggets for their assistance, but asked them to buy naphthalene balls to clean the nuggets.
The prosecutor said Amoateng left to buy some naphthalene balls and on his return, he asked the complainant to leave her belonging with them and proceed to buy the naphthalene balls for her own use.
When returning, the complainant saw the two running away with her bag which contained a mobile phone valued at 750 Cedis and an amount of 250 Cedis. She then raised an alarm and with the help of some taxi drivers, they were apprehended and handed over to the Ejisu Police.Source:GBC