The convict, Evans, 32 and Nicholas Kwadwo Opanka,22, a driver and a sawmill operator were charged with two counts of conspiracy to steal and stealing ,and were pleaded guilty on both counts and prayed the Court for leniency.
Prosecuting, chief Inspector Gilbert Ayongo told the Court presided over by Mr Abdul Majeed Illiasu that the complainant was madam Rebecca Serwaa, a trader dealing in mattresses in Assin-Fosu and a resident of Assin-Nyankumasi.
The convicts are residents of Fete-kakraba and kasoa-opeikuma.
According to the Prosecutor, the convicts conspired, the convicts who conspired to steal, travelled from Kasoa to Assin-Fosu to steal from traders and shop owners.
Chief Insp Ayongo said on Friday, July 1, Ms Serwa received the convicts in her shop in a brisk attempt to buy mattresses, but as Owusu pretentiously bargained with her, Opanka pulled one of the mattresses to divert Ms Serwa’s attention.
Prosecution said in the process, Opanka dipped his hand into Ms Serwa’s handbag and stole GH¢1,500.00 after which they left with the excuse to withdraw money from mobile money account, but never returned.
Chief Insp Ayongo said Ms Serwa realised her money had been stolen and reported to the police.
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