- A Ho Circuit Court has imposed a 21-year jail sentence on a petty thief
- The 28-year-old Nicholas Tetteh has been identified as a 'notorious serial ‘laptop thief’
- Luck eluded him when he went back to take a laptop charger which was not part of his loot
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In Ghana, petty theft is one of the many evils the society is trying to battle with day-in-day-out.
The laws in Ghana, however little it is, do not forgive these petty thieves for their activities.
Information reaching YEN.com.gh reveals that a Ho Circuit Court has slapped 21 years jail sentence on a thief who has been identified as a 'notorious serial ‘laptop thief’.
The convict, 28-year-old Nicholas Tetteh, was apprehended after he went back to take a laptop charger which was not part of his loot.
In a report filed by Joynews, Nicholas said the urge to steal people's laptops was influenced by some ‘unknown forces’.
Nicholas pleaded guilty to the counts of robbery and stealing that were levelled against him when he appeared in court.
The prosecutor, Chief Inspector N.K. Kumekeh, explaining the details of the case, said at about 2:30 am, on September 7, 2020, Tetteh robbed a tertiary student in his hostel.
He noted how Nicholas attacked the student, who was by then asleep in his hostel, with a knife and screwdriver, and robbed him of his laptop, phone and an amount of GH¢1,000.
Chief Inspector Kumekeh further stated that luck eluded Tetteh when he got back to the room to take the laptop charger which was not part of his loot.
Unfortunately for him, some of the students apprehended him and handed him over to the police.
Chief Inspector Kumekeh said Tetteh has been cited in several theft cases and has been on the wanted list of the police for some time now.
The court sentenced Tetteh to 18 years imprisonment for robbery and three years for stealing, with the jail terms to run consecutively.
Meanwhile, the Ho Municipal Police Commander, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Alex Yeboah, has described Tetteh’s conviction as appropriate, saying the robber was a torn in the flesh of the public.
In other news, former President Jerry John Rawlings has revealed that his integrity and his dislike for stealing and lies ensured that he stayed in office for almost nineteen years.
According to Rawlings, he did not come to the public office to steal anything from the government's coffers but rather to make a lot of sacrifices to make Ghana what it is today.
In a Facebook post sighted by YEN.com.gh, Flt Lt Rawlings said it was unfortunate some abandoned the positive principles when a delegation of Chiefs and Queen mothers from the Ave Traditional Area in the Volta Region called on him.
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