Unemployed Man Sentenced Six Years For Stealing

Bright Kwame Amankwah, a 33-year-old unemployed man, found himself at the center of a criminal case that resulted in a six-year prison sentence with hard labor.

The verdict was delivered by a Circuit Court located in Dormaa-Ahenkro, a town situated in the Dormaa Central Municipality of the Bono Region.

Amankwah stood accused of theft and willingly pleaded guilty to the charges brought against him.

The incident in question occurred on the evening of Thursday, May 4 of the current year.

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The victim, Sarah Fosuaa, a mobile money vendor residing in the ABB suburb of Dormaa-Ahenkro, was returning home from church in the company of her friend Rahael.

As they made their way towards the town, Amankwah, who lived in the AT area of Dormaa-Ahenkro, surreptitiously approached the complainant from behind.

In a swift and audacious move, Amankwah forcibly seized Fosuaa’s handbag, which contained several valuable items.

The stolen possessions included a bunch of keys, an Apple iPhone 7 Plus, a Techno Spark 4 mobile phone, two Itel keypads mobile phones, a sum of GhC16,000.00 in cash, a wristwatch, perfume, a brassiere, and a handkerchief.

With his ill-gotten gains secured, Amankwah swiftly fled the scene.

However, his escape was short-lived. The alarmed victim raised the alarm, attracting the attention of nearby individuals who sprang into action.

Determined to apprehend the thief and retrieve the stolen items, they pursued Amankwah.

Despite his attempts to evade capture, the pursuing group ultimately managed to overpower him.

Unfortunately, during the struggle, Amankwah sustained a head injury, adding an additional layer of complexity to the situation.

Recognizing the severity of the incident, a Good Samaritan promptly contacted the Dormaa-Ahenkro Police Night Patrol Team, who swiftly arrived at the scene to rescue the injured convict.

They promptly arranged for his transportation to the hospital, where he received necessary medical treatment.

Once his injuries were deemed sufficiently addressed, Amankwah was discharged from the medical facility and handed over to the police authorities.

Subsequent investigations into the matter revealed that Amankwah readily admitted his involvement in the theft.

Consequently, he was officially charged and brought before the Circuit Court to face the consequences of his actions.

The prosecutor, Police Inspector Emmanuel Asare, presented the evidence and details of the case to the presiding Judge, Osei Kofi Amoako, who subsequently convicted and sentenced Amankwah to a six-year prison term with hard labor.

The sentence serves as a testament to the seriousness of the offense committed by Bright Kwame Amankwah.

His decision to plead guilty, coupled with the substantial evidence against him, likely influenced the severity of the verdict.

The court’s ruling underscores the importance of upholding the rule of law and sending a clear message that theft and other criminal acts will be met with appropriate legal consequences.

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