Labourer Jailed 2 Years For Stealing Cocoyam, Plantain
The Assin-Fosu Magistrate's Court has sentenced a 23 year old labourer, Atsu Gemeni to 1 year imprisonment in hard labour for theft.Gemeni was jailed for stealing cocoyam and seven bunches of plantain worth GH¢320 and GH¢800.00, respectively at the Assin-Dunkwa and Assin-Fosu.The convict, who could not afford the fine of
GH¢1,120 cedis imposed by the court, had to serve the default sentence of 12 months in prison. He pleaded guilty to the charge of stealing, and the court presided over by Mr Abdul Majid Iliasu, convicted him on his own plea.The prosecutor, Chief Inspector Gilbert Ayongo, mentioned the complainants as Mr Yaw Benuah and
Madam Rebecca Ofori, both the residents of the Assin-Dunkwa.On Tuesday, March 22, at about 0300 hours, a witness suspected the movement of Gemeni when he was conveying two fertilizer sacks containing seven bunches of plantain and cocoyam in a taxi cab.The witness questioned the convict who claimed ownership
of the foodstuff but was not convinced, the witness reported the issue to the police and Gemeni was also arrested. Upon interrogation by the police, he admitted stealing the food items from the farms of the complainants, Chief Inspector Ayongo said.