A 27-year-old unemployed man who broke into an office at the Association International School in Accra’s Airport neighbourhood was given a four-year prison sentence by an Accra Circuit Court.
Michael Awittor and his cohorts are accused of stealing power banks, calculators, laptops, and their accessories.
Awittor was found guilty of aiding and abetting a crime, theft, and stealing in the courtroom presided over by Afia Owusua Appiah.
Awittor’s accomplices, 50-year-old scrap trader Abdul Wahab Issahaku and 50-year-old unemployed Joseph Edoho, were both granted bail in the amount of GHC 120,000 with three sureties each, one of whom had to be justified.
The two defendants contest the accusation of encouraging crime. They’re anticipated to show up again in court on September 11, 2023.
The complainant, whose name was concealed, was the personal assistant to the head of the Association International School, Airport Residential Area, according to the prosecution, which was conducted by Inspector Wisdom Alorwu.
According to the report, the Police learned in the early months of 2023 that Issahaku had allegedly hired Edoho and Awitor and housed them at Achimota for the purpose of conducting theft expeditions.
According to the prosecution, the Police kept an eye on the defendants’ activities based on the information.
The school’s office had allegedly been broken into and ransacked when the complainant arrived at work on February 23, 2023.
The complainant noticed that two laptop computers, a MacBook Pro worth $3,000 and a $2,000 MacBook, as well as a power bank and chargers, had been stolen, claims the prosecution.
Awittor was detained when the complainant reported the incident to the police.
According to the prosecution, Awittor confessed to the crime in his investigation testimony, which helped the police find and apprehend the other accused.
Additionally, Issahaku and Edoho confessed to the crime.
According to the prosecution, Issahaku admitted to police that he had delivered one Asare, their co-financier, the stolen goods.
When Issahaku took the Police to Asare’s house, Asare ran away.