Crowd forces man who stole GHc 700 and iPhone to desilt gutters

Crowd forces man who stole GHc 700 and iPhone to desilt gutters

- A young man was caught stealing GHc 700 and an iPhone X at Kwame Nkrumah circle

- Kofi Yesu was caught by the shop owner after he attempted to sneak out of his shop

- Captors of Kofi Yesu forced him to clean gutters for his punishment

While mob justice appeared to have been normalised in Ghana, the recent action of persons who caught a young man red-handed stealing in a shop at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle restored sanity to Accra’s biggest busiest centre.

Eyewitnesses say Kofi Yesu, also known as Guy Guy, sneaked into one of the shops at Odo Rice while the owner was participating in a regular cleaning activity that was organized on the day set aside for the purpose of Sanitation Day.

The alleged thief, Kofi Yesu manged to successfully pick and conceal a bag containing GHc 700 and an iPhone X mobile phone in his attire while he lurked in wait for the right opportunity to bolt.

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Unfortunately for him, the shop owner suspected his movement and confronted him. Kofi Yesu attempted intimidating the shop owner by speaking Hausa with a stern face but the shop owner replied in Hausa aggressively.

Guy Guy was interrogated after other people joined in exchange of words. He later confessed to stealing.

However, Guy Guy was made to desilt gutters as punishment for his offence.

Guy Guy told traders that he is a resident of the Konkomba Market in Accra. And paid GHc 10.00 to have a motorbike rider transport him to his destination.

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Meanwhile, with help from Black Stars and Newcastle midfielder, Christian Atsu, the desire of 17-year-old Abdul Hamid Ibrahim, to further his education to the tertiary level would materialise.

Despite chalking 7As in the West African Senior Secondary Certificate (WASSCE), Ibrahim’s parents cannot afford to pay his university admission fee.

His mother, Hajaratu Osman, has invested her savings with one of Ghana’s collapsing banks and cannot afford to foot the bill.

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