- A taxi driver, Ebenexer Elo, has pleaded with a judge to jail him
- The judge heeded to his request and sentenced him to 2 years and 3 months in prison
- He was sentenced on the charges of causing unlawful damage, stealing and escaping from lawful custody
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Her Honour, Janet Animah Marfo, who presides over the Koforidua Circuit Court ‘B’ has sentenced a 26-year-old taxi driver, Ebenezer Elo, to jail for stealing and escaping from police custody.
On Friday 5th January 2018, he was convicted for two years and three months on the charges of causing unlawful damage, stealing and escaping from lawful custody.
In court, the suspect pleaded guilty to the charges of stealing and escape from police custody but not guilty to causing unlawful damage, which initially resulted in a two year sentence.
In the course of the trial, he admitted that he was responsible for causing damage to property as well, and that resulted in an another three months sentence.
Presenting the facts of the case in court, the prosecutor, Chief Inspector Emmanuel Owusu Bronyah, stated that the complainant, Stephen Tetteh, is an auto electrician residing at Koforidua Zongo.
The convict is also a taxi driver who is resides in Korle – Nkwanta, a suburb of New Juaben.
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The prosecutor added that on November 10, 2017, Ebenezer Elo, who makes use of a Opel Astra Taxi Cab with registration number GW 403 -14, drove it to the complainant’s shop at Faila Junction in Koforidua and broke into it.
He allegedly stole ten(10) 15- plate car batteries valued GHS 2,500 packed by the complainant an hour before.
The prosecutor went on to say that Elo drove off and attempted to sell the items to a scrap dealer but they were rejected. A second scrap dealer took the items for GHc730.
He was however arrested from his hideout after the police acted on a tipoff, after which he led the police to the scrap dealer to whom he sold the batteries.
The dealer nevertheless maintained his innocence by saying Elo misled him.
On November 14, 2017, the convict who was handcuffed escaped from Police custody into a bush near the Regional Police Headquarters at Koforidua but was given a hot chase and subsequently arrested.
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