Ex-convict goes back to jail

A 24-year-old ex-convict who spent nine months in prison after being convicted of stealing, has again been sentenced to 24 months imprisonment by the Tepa district court on another charge of stealing.

Nasiru Sumaila is said to have stolen two mobile phones worth GHc 550.00 at Tepa in the Ahafo-Ano North Municipality.

He pleaded guilty to the charges and was convicted on his own plea.

Police Inspector Jonas Newlove Agyei, told the court presided over by Mr Kwaku Twumasi that the convict, a truck pusher, completed his jail term about three months ago, while the complainant was a third year student of the Tepa Senior High school.

He said on April 20, this year, at about 6pm, the convict called the complainant on phone and indicated that he had just arrived from Kumasi, but stranded and needed a place to sleep for the night.

Inspector Agyei said the complainant agreed and offered him a place.

He said the complainant woke up at dawn only to find out that the ex-convict had vanished together with his mobile phones.

The prosecution said the complainant reported the matter to the father of the convict.

He said the father spotted the convict at Akwasiase near Tepa and alerted custom officials who have mounted a barrier on the road.

Mr Agyei said the custom officials in turn called the Police at Tepa who then arrested the convict.

Inspector Agyei said in his cautioned statement, the convict admitted the offence and he was charged accordingly.

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