By Erica Apeatua Addo, GNA
Aug. 13, GNA - Four persons accused of stealing 20 bags and 45 kilograms of dried cocoa
beans valued GH¢9,842.00 have appeared before the Enchi District Magistrate
Annor, a twenty-year-old farmer, denied knowledge of the offence and he has
been remanded into prison custody.
accomplices, Isaac Ransford Ngissah, 18, student, and Enoch Mawuli Doglo, 35, a
farmer and mason, pleaded guilty with explanation to the crime and they were
granted bail of 3,000 Ghana cedis with a surety each.
persons were charged for conspiracy to commit crime, causing unlawful damage,
unlawful entry, stealing and abetment of crime and dishonestly receiving.
expected to re-appear before the court presided over by Mr Eric Baah Boateng on
Wednesday August 14, 2019.
issued a warrant to effect the release of Eric Cobbina who had been convicted
on the same issue to testify in court on the next adjourned date.
Detective Sergeant Joseph Kwadwo Agyare, told the court that the complainant,
Abdul Rasheed lives at Jema and is a purchasing clerk.
He said Annor
resides in the same vicinity with the complainant while Ngissah and Doglo are
residents of Asemkrom.
On 25th October, last year, at about 1:30 am, Annor met Cobbina and both planned
to steal from the complainant's cocoa shed.
said, when the two moved to the scene as programmed Annor brought a metal bar
and they used it to break the door leading to the cocoa shed.
They then made
away from the complainant cocoa shed 20 bags and 45 kilograms of dried cocoa
later visited his cocoa shed and detected the theft and lodged a formal complaint
at the Jema Police Station.
said in the course of investigations, Cobbina was arrested and he mentioned
Annor as this counterpart and said after the operation they conveyed the booty
to Doglo at Asemkrom to offer it for sale on their behalf.
He said further
investigations led to the arrest of Doglo and he admitted having received a
quantity of one bag and ten kilograms of dried cocoa beans worth 550 Ghana
cedis from Cobbina and Annor and sold same to Ngissah who works as a purchasing
clerk and he was also apprehended for questioning.
said Annor who has been on the run since the day of the incident was nabbed
while in custody of the Police at Enchi on a different charge.