A car washer named Elvis Yeboah, aged 20, has been handed an 18-month prison sentence by a Circuit Court in Dormaa-Ahenkro, Bono Region. The charges against Yeboah were unlawful entry and stealing. He pleaded guilty to both charges. The stolen items included a car battery, stabilizer, one woofer, and speakers, with a total value of GHS1,040.00. The complainant, Hayford Asante, a tricycle rider residing in Dormaa-Ahenkro, discovered Yeboah inside his room upon returning home from church. After a struggle, Asante managed to apprehend Yeboah and reported the incident to the local police station.
According to Police Inspector Emmanuel Asare, the prosecutor in the case, Yeboah initially claimed he was looking for a friend when questioned by Asante. However, Asante noticed that Yeboah had packed the stolen items into a bag belonging to him. Despite denying the theft during the investigation, Yeboah was detained and later charged with the offenses. The court found him guilty, leading to his prison sentence.
This incident highlights the ongoing issue of theft and unauthorized entry in Dormaa-Ahenkro. The sentencing of Yeboah serves as a reminder that such actions will be met with legal consequences. It is crucial for residents to remain vigilant and take necessary precautions to protect their property. The case also underscores the importance of a swift and thorough investigation by law enforcement agencies to ensure justice is served.