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Court remands welder over alleged metal, cable thefts

The Amasaman Circuit Court has remanded a welder into Police custody over an alleged theft of metal slabs, and electrical cables valued GHC120,000.00.

Godwin Awuku, 29, also caused damage to metal slabs, Plastic of Paris (P.O.P) ceiling and sliding windows belonging to Mr Benjamin Danso.

He has denied unlawful entry into the house of Mr Danso, the complainant as well as the cause of damage and the theft.

Police Chief Inspector Frederick Awuah-Ansah told the Court presided over by Ms Enid Marful-Sau that Mr Danso was a trader and resident of Amasaman behind the Stadium.?

The accused person, Godwin Awuku, was an electric welder and also resident of Dome in Accra, the Court heard.?

He said the complainant was the owner of Benida Hotel located behind St. Moses Hospital Pokuase.?

He had been experiencing thefts of electrical cables and some other items from his uncompleted hotel, Chief Inspector Awuah-Ansah, said.

He said on November 9, 2023, at about 1200 hours, Awuku, the accused person, came from Dome to
Pokuase to work for an unknown client.?

The prosecution said Awuku, in the course of that, entered the compound of the complainant and stole metal slabs, which were used to cover up the drainage system in the complainant’s hotel compound and installed electrical cables.??

Chief Inspector Awuah-Ansah said the accused was spotted in the act and was arrested.

The complainant was informed by the witness in the case, Mohammed Amidu, about the theft and arrest of the accused person.?

The Court heard that the complainant came to the scene and found out that the accused had caused damage to the P.O.P ceiling, stole installed electrical cables and metal slabs all valued at GHC120,000.00.

It said the complainant lodged a complaint with the police at Amasaman.?

After investigation, the accused person was arraigned.

Source: Ghana News Agency