The Hohoe Circuit Court sentenced a 40-year-old man to 10 years in prison for illegally entering Ghana and stealing 684 bags of fertilier.
“Living was hard for him so he discussed his situation with his accomplice and they both went to the warehouse of the complainant and stole the items,” the convict said.
The convict unlawfully jumped over the fence wall of the warehouse, entered, and stole 684 pieces of No.4 fertilizer sacks kept in one of the rooms of the warehouse.
He appeared in court on charges of conspiracy, unlawful entry and stealing, and was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment.
“The activities of the convict and his accomplice were captured by a Closed Circuit Televison installed at the warehouse,” according to Inspector Aziati.
“The convict volunteered statement on caution to the police in which he admitted the offense, adding that efforts were being made to get the accomplice arrested,” he said.