Tamale Polytechnic Thief Gets 12 Months

The Tamale Magistrate Court 2, presided over by Anthony Aidoo Aduku, has sentenced Ibrahim Issah, 29, to 12 months’ imprisonment for stealing mobile phones from students of the Tamale Polytechnic.

Drama unfolded at the court when the accused pleaded with the judge to have mercy on him because he had become a born-again Christian.

The accused person was charged with six counts of stealing and he pleaded guilty to all charges during court proceedings.

Ibrahim Issah, a notorious criminal who is known for robbing students of their properties, was apprehended by one of the security personnel of the Tamale Polytechnic.

DAILY GUIDE gathered that the security man on duty at the Tamale Polytechnic saw him removing a SIM card from a cell phone behind a lecture hall and he became suspicious.

The convict became nervous and a search was conducted on him by the security man, who found three mobile phones stolen from some of the final-year students.

Further investigations showed that he broke into the rooms of some of the students at the hostel during the time that they were writing their exams.

He was handed over to the Tamale Police Station for further interrogations.

Some students, who spoke to DAILY GUIDE, said cases of theft had become rampant on campus, especially during exams period.

On several occasions we go into the exam hall to write a paper and after we come out our bags would be nowhere to be found.  I guess today wasn’t the thief’s lucky day but this security man prevented us from beating him, Sadik Abukari, one of the students said.