Businessman jailed for breaking into vehicle

Accra- Daniel Deku, a businessman accused of breaking into cars and making away with monies and other valuables, was on Monday sentenced to 24 months’ imprisonment by an Accra Circuit Court.

This was after Daniel Deku has been found guilty on the charges of causing unlawful damage and stealing.

On the charge of causing unlawful damage, Deku was ordered by the court to serve nine months in prison while on the charge of stealing, he was sentenced to 24 months’ imprisonment. The sentences are to run concurrently.

The Court, presided over by Mr M. E. Essandoh, however, acquitted him on the charge of unlawful entry saying one does not unlawfully enter into a car but a house as stated per the statutes.

Deku was also ordered by the Court to compensate Mr Samuel OforiAdjei, the complainant, with G3,000.00.

Prosecuting, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Man-AnitSampana, said on July 26, last year, the Regional Police Command received information that a group of young men were engaged in robbery activities at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle Interchange.

DSP Sampana said a team of policemen were dispatched to the scene and one suspect, KwadwoAntwi, was arrested. During interrogation, Antwi admitted that he and Deku had engaged in breaking into cars over the years.

Prosecution said Antwi led the Police to arrest Deku at his residence at Bortianor.

When Deku’s residence was searched the Police found assorted car keys, diaries, ladies bags, medical equipment, phones, jewelleries, watches, pen drives and complimentary cards, which were suspected to have been stolen from their respective owners.

On July 26, last year, the Police made several publications in the media, which attracted the attention of victims including MrAdjei.

Prosecution said on July 14, this year, Deku caused damage to Adjei’s car door glasses valued at GH3,200.00 at Osu in Accra and made away with his Mac Book Pro Laptop, HP Laptop, and bunch of keys, pen drive, Ipad phone and cash of GH500.00.

Source: Ghana News Agency