An Assin Fosu Magistrate Court has sentenced a 23-year-old labourer to 12 months imprisonment in hard labour for stealing cocoyam valued Ghc 320.00 and seven bunches of plantain also valued Ghc 800.00 at Assin-Dunkwa and Assin Foso.
The convict, Atsu Gemeni, pleaded guilty to the charge of stealing, and convected him on his own plea.
Gemeni, who could not afford the fined of Ghc 1,120 imposed by the Court , had to seve the default sentence of 12 months in prison.
He said on the Tuesday, March 22, at about 0300 hours, a witness suspected the movement of the Gemeni when he conveying two fertilizer sacks containing seven bunches of plantain and cocoyam in a taxicab.
The witness questioned the convict, who claim ownership of the foodstuff, but was not convinced, the witness reported the issue to the police and Gemeni was arrested .
According to Inspector Ayongo, Upon interrogation by the police, he admitted stealing that the food items were from the complainant farm.
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