An Adentan Circuit Court has sentenced an 18-year-old driver, Daniel Agyei to four years imprisonment for stealing a Toyota Fish vehicle.
The vehicle, which is valued at Fifty Thousand Ghana cedis, was given to the accused by the complainant as spare and he was to make daily sales to the complainant.
Agyei however ended up taking out some parts of the vehicle and abandoned same to be sold as scrap.
Agyei, pleaded guilty to the charge of stealing when he appeared before the court presided over by Mrs. Sedinam Awo Balokah.
Handing him the sentence, Mrs. Balokah held that the Court considered his plea of guilt, his age and the fact that the vehicle was retrieved although it was in a terrible condition.
Prosecuting Police Chief Inspector Maxwell Lanyo narrated that the complainant was Veronica McCarthy.
Chief Inspector Lanyo said the accused resided at Abondakari, near Ashalley Botwe in Accra.
He narrated that on November 13, this year, at about 6:20am, the complainant was not feeling well and she gave her Toyota Fish vehicle with registration number GG 2016-19 to Agyei to drive as a “spare driver” and render sales in the evening.
The prosecution said the following day, the accused at about 6:30 am refused to send the vehicle and sales to the complainant.
Prosecution said the complainant searched everywhere including the various lorry stations for the accused and vehicle but to no avail.
Inspector Lanyo said a report was made to the Police at Madina and wireless messages were sent across.
Based on the description given by the Police through its wireless message, Agyei was arrested by Ashaiman Police Patrol Team and escorted to the Madina Police Station.
During interrogation, the accused told the Police that he intended to sell the vehicle as scrap to dealers at Ashiaman.
According to him, he has removed the seats from the vehicle and was ready to sell it.
Crime Check Foundation (CCF) through its crime prevention advocacy has been cautioning the general public on the consequences of crime. In one of it flagship programme, ‘Stay Away From Trouble’, it interviews prison inmates on what led them to prison and the difficulties the face in custody.