Police Motorcycle Thief Jailed
A 28-YEAR-OLD scrap collector, who stole police
motorcycle at police barracks at Malejor near Oyibi, has been sentenced to 18 months
in jail in hard labour.
Mohammed Kwame, who resides at Agbogbloshie in
Accra, was charged with stealing and causing unlawful damage when he was put
before the Dodowa Magistrate Court presided over by Gloria Naa Botor Laryea.
He pleaded guilty and was convicted accordingly
on his own plea.
The court explained that for the fact that Kwame
was able to steal from police barracks, he was being given a deterrent sentence.
Sergeant John Brahene, prosecutor in the case,
narrated to the court that Mohammed Kwame, together with his accomplice named
only as Razak, who is still at large, stole the police motorcycle with
registration number GP 4818.
He was, however, arrested when riding the
motorcycle in Accra.
On August 17, 2019 at about 4:00 am, the police
officer after night patrol sparked the motorcycle at rented quarters at
On the same day at about 4:30 am, another
policeman who was also on a motorcycle patrol duty along the Dodowa-Adenta
road, spotted Mohammed riding the motorcycle with Razak sitting behind him.
The police officer became suspicious and
followed them. On reaching a section of the road at Opeibea in Accra, he
signaled them to stop and arrested Mohammed but Razak managed to escape.
With the assistance of a military patrol team,
they escorted Mohammed together with the motorcycle to the Airport Police
Station where Mohammed admitted the offence and mentioned Razak as his
Mohammed then led police to where they stole
the motorcycle. He was handed over to the Malejor police together with the
motorcycle for further investigation.
Investigations revealed that the suspects cut
the ignition key with a sharp object, causing damage to the starter valued at
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