A 39 year old labourer has been sentenced to three months imprisonment with hard labour for stealing eight bags Of charcoal.
Kwabena Oklu, an ex-convict and his accomplice who is at large, are said to have sold the stolen bags of charcoal to one Grace Adjei Badu, a trader.
Oklu pleaded not guilty to the charge of stealing but the court found him guilty after a full trial, GNA reported.
For dishonestly receiving the stolen items, Badu was fined GH¢360 or in default serve a day in prison but she promptly paid the fine.
The prosecutor, Sgt Eric Darko told the Amasaman District Court B that on December 8, 2014, Oklu and his accomplice, went to Badu’s house and told her that they were charcoal producers and had some in stock for sale.
Badu who is into charcoal business expressed her desire to buy some, Sgt Darko said. On December 24, 2014, the accused and his accomplice went to Peace Appau, the complainant’s house in the evening and stole eight sacks of charcoal valued at GH¢300.00, which the men sold to Badu.
Appau, immediately reported th case to the police after she noticed that some bags of her charcoal were missing. reported the case to the police who subsequently arrested Oklu and Badu.