The Odumasi Krobo Circuit Court has sentence three men to a seven-months jail term for stealing diesel from an excavator.
The court which was presided over by Frank Yao Gbeddy ordered the return of the stolen fuel. The court has issued a bench warrant for the arrest Felix who is currently on the run.
According to the prosecutor, ASP Richmond Akwasi Yeboah, the complainant in the case who is the Site Manager in charge of fuel for the Agyapado Construction Company Limited at Klo-Begoro near Oterkporlu in the Yilo Krobo Municipality in the Eastern Region lodged a complaint about the missing diesel.
He said Saba, 25, and Kofi Mensah, 35, were both excavator drivers with the company while Narh, 25, and the fourth and fifth accused, only named as Felix and Kwabla were okada operators a security guard for the company respectively.
ASP Richard Akwasi Yeboah added that Saba and Mensah conspired to syphon diesel from Mensah’s excavator to sell on February 24, 2016, at about 1:00 p.m.
He said around 1:30 a.m. the same day, Saba dispatched Mensah to the company’s site and informed the others about the plan to steal the diesel.
According to the prosecutor, Felix joined them on his motorbike which was parked at a spot close to the company‘s premises. Kwabla, who was on duty at the time of the operation, assisted Mensah, Narh and Felix to syphon the diesel valued at GH¢425.38 from Isaac’s excavator into five jerrycans.
He said the accused persons carried their booty through the bush to where they had parked the motorbikes and were about to move away when the witness in the case arrest them upon seeing them.
He said in the process, Felix escaped, leaving behind his motorbike whereas Isaac and Narh were arrested and handed over to the police.
The court has also issued a bench warrant for the arrest of the two suspects on the run.