The Nsuta Circuit Court presided over by her honour, Ms Lydia Osei Marfo has convicted and sentenced a self-acclaimed Pastor for stealing items of two persons who went to pray at a prayer camp at the Atwea Mountains.
Nana Kwame Baah Wiredu, the self-acclaimed Pastor pleaded guilty to the charge of stealing items valued GHc 3,000 and an amount of GHC 795 belonging to the two complainants
He was sentenced to six months prison term and was ordered to pay GHC 1,000 as compensation to the complainants. Upon return from prison, he will return all the stolen items or their value to the complainants.
As part of his sentence, he was fined GHC 2,400 or in default serve a further 24 months in prison.
Chief Inspector Nana Boamah prosecuting told the court that at about 5:00pm on March 21, 2017, members from the Calvary Charismatic Church, Tema and the convict visited the Atwea Mountains to pray. The church members and the convict were put in separate rooms.
At about 11:00p.m on the same day, the church members left their room to go and pray but when they returned to their room, one of the complainants, Ms Petronas Owusu Acheaw, detected that her gold ring, bracelet and a driver’s licence valued at GHC 3,000 and amount of GHC 620 had been stolen from her bag.
The other complainant, Ms Sandra Acquaye also complained that an amount of GHC 175.00 had been stolen from her belongings.
The prosecutor said the accused was nowhere to be found until March 23, at about 9 a.m. when he returned to the camp and was when confronted by the caretakers of the camp, he confirmed committing the crime.
He was arrested and handed over to the Police at Nsuta and in his caution statement, admitted the crime but said he stole an amount of GHC 503.50 but denied stealing the other items.
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