Dramani John, 34, unemployed and resident of Atasimanso, a suburb of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region, has been arrested by the Tamale police for allegedly stealing a Hyundai Santafe with registration number AW 6513-13.
The Tamale district court was thrown into laughter when the suspect started crying like a baby, causing proceedings to stop for a while for His Lordship Augustine Essah, to console him to calm down.
The complainant, Attah Boakye, a driver who narrated the incident to DAILY GUIDE, said the suspect rented the vehicle from him in Kumasi saying he wanted to travel to Tamale in the Northern Region for business purposes at a cost of Gh¢450.00 for a day.
He added that upon reaching Tamale the suspect requested for the use of the vehicle to enable him see a friend – one Chief Adam Awal – in town to which the driver obliged and handed the vehicle to the suspect.
According to Attah Boakye, he waited for hours but the suspect never showed up and when he called his cell phone he kept giving him excuses till the suspect’s phone was switched off. The driver then realized that he had been deceived, and reported the case at the police station.
The Northern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Ebenezer Tetteh, stated that the suspect was already a wanted man by the police for a similar case in Tamale.
ASP Ebenezer Tetteh said the accused admitted the offence in his investigation caution statement and was accordingly charged for stealing.
He was granted bail by the Tamale district court presided over by Augustine Essah in the sum of GH¢100.000 on condition that a surety would pay half of the amount – that is GH¢50.000.00 before releasing him.
Source: Eric Kombat, Daily Guide
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