A 35 year old man who escaped from being caught came back again to finished his target ran out of luck.
A 35-year-old farmer, Frank Ndede, from Tikobo Number One has been fined Half-Assini District Magistrate’s Court GHC480.00 for stealing 650 pods dry coconuts valued at GHC195.00
Ndede pleaded guilty to the charge, before the court, presided over by Mr Abdul Majid Illiasu, would be in prison for 12 months in-hard-labour, when he defaults.
Ghana News Agency reports, he also compensate the complainant with GHC 120.00 before paying the fines.
Police Sergeant Isaac E. Otoo, in prosecuting, said complainant in the case was one Richard Atobrah, a farmer at Ellenda, near Tikobo Number One, while the accused was also a farmer at Tikobo Number One.
At about 7:30PM on March 19, he said, the complainant went to his coconut plantation at Ellenda, where he found the accused busily collecting the dry nuts. However, he took to his heels on spotting the complainant.
The prosecution said the complainant, however, laid ambush in the farm and saw the accused emerge around 10:00PM with two torchlights to peel the coconut he had gathered, so he called some volunteers from Ellenda on his phone, who arrived an hour later when the accused was about to carry his booty away.
He was, consequently, apprehended and escorted to the Tikobo Number One Police Station with the exhibit and tools.
The prosecution said the accused admitted the offence in his Police caution statement and after investigation was charged with the offence.