Man, 23, sentenced to 5 years imprisonment for stealing vehicle.


Man, 23, sentenced to 5 years imprisonment for stealing vehicle.

The Gbetsile Circuit Court in the Kpone Katamanso Municipality of the Greater Accra Region has sentenced 23-year-old Courage Akadro, to five years imprisonment in hard labour for stealing a Toyota Camry car.

The court presided over by Eleanor Kakra Banes Botchway, sentenced Mr Akadro based on his plea of guilty to two charges of unlawful entry and stealing.

The convict was sentenced to three years in hard labour on the first count and five years in hard labour on count two; however, the sentence run concurrently.

Inspector Maxwell Ayeh, prosecuting, told the court that the complainant, Madam Millicent Kwetey Maku, who resided at Mataheko-Afienya, on May 19, 2024, at about 1000 hours, drove her black Toyota Camry private car from her place of abode to Mataheko second.

He said the complainant parked the car with the engine on at the Mataheko second bridge area by the roadside to purchase some items in a nearby shop.

The Court heard that Mr Akadzro took advantage of the situation, unlawfully entered the vehicle, and drove it in the direction of Afienya, but the complainant raised an alarm and subsequently chased him with the help of some commercial motorbike riders.

The prosecution noted that the accused person lost control of the vehicle and collided with a red Toyota Corolla while he was being pursued.

The vehicle’s engine subsequently stalled and Mr Akadzro was apprehended and handed over to Afienya Police together with the vehicle as exhibit.

He was charged with the offence and put before the court after an investigation.


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