Unemployed Man Remanded For Stealing

Vincent Kofi Amoah Kwakye, 36, unemployed, has been remanded into prison custody by a Tarkwa circuit court for allegedly stealing GH¢43,833.00. 

The accused, who pleaded not guilty to the charge of stealing, will re-appear on September 13, for further hearing. 

Detective Chief Inspector Oscar Amponsah told the court that the complainant, Napoleon Tandoh, a businessman and director of EI- Glory Enterprise at Tarkwa in 2009 engaged the accused person as his errand boy.  

He said in the early part of 2015, due to the trust the complainant had in the accused person, he made him the manager of his general goods and building materials store. 

The Prosecution said in December 2015, the complainant informed the accused to prepare the store for stocktaking and upon hearing that the stocktaking process was due the accused person abandoned his post and went into hiding. 

Detective Amponsah said it was realised that Kwakye, who had then planned to travel to the United States of America had stolen GH¢43,833.00 from the company.   

He said the matter was reported to the police and Kwakye was arrested on August 18.