An Adentan Circuit Court has sentenced driver’s mate Michael Tetteh to 16 months in prison for stealing 10 “dadesen” pottery pieces from the Oyarifa Presbyterian School in the Greater Accra Region. Tetteh, 25, is accused of breaking the school kitchen wall and breaking into the room where the pots worth GHS2,000 were kept. Charged with unauthorized entry, malicious damage, assault, and theft,
He offered an explanation for his guilty plea, but the court, presided over by Mrs. Sedinam Awo Balokah, upheld it, establishing his guilt.
According to the prosecuting police chief inspector Maxwell Lanyo, the complaint was an Oyarifa and nearby area cab driver. Tetteh lives in Oyarifa as a driver’s buddy. According to Chief Inspector Lanyo, Tetteh stopped a taxi on June 28, 2022, at around 5:00 am, to transport the handcrafted pots while the complainant was working with his cab.
The now-convicted accused punched the complainant on the lips and bolted from the scene when the complainant challenged him. According to the prosecution, the complainant suffered injuries and reported the incident to the police.
According to the prosecutor, on June 30, 2022, the pots’ owner visited the police station and presented the pots for identification. According to the report, the pots’ owner told the police that they had been taken from Oyarifa Presby School when someone broke into the kitchen and stole the items.
According to prosecution, Police visited the scene and found the kitchen damaged, and pictures were taken for evidential purposes. During interrogation, Tetteh admitted the offence.