Drop charges against suspect -Victim begs court

BY: Arku Jasmine

Moved by the sad looks on the faces of two suspects who stole her Ipad, Cynthia Kukah, the victim, pleaded with the court trying the suspects to temper justice with mercy and drop the charges against them.
However, the Madina District Magistrate’s court remanded the suspects, Marcus Emeka and Felix Emereni, for stealing the Ipad IV worth GH¢2000 belonging to Kukah.

While Emeka pleaded guilty to the charge of stealing, his accomplice, Emereni pleaded not guilty.

Briefing the court, presided over by Mr Ernest Adjanor, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mary Ahiafienyo, said Kukah is an accountant working at the finance department of the Kotoka International Airport.

According to ASP Ahiafienyo, on July 27, 2013, Kukah left her Ipad IV on her table while serving some food to some members of staff who had participated in fun games organised by her department at the Lizzy Sports Complex in East-Legon.

The prosecutor said Kukah came back to the table and the Ipad was not there. After a fruitless search for her Ipad, she reported the case to the security officers at the complex.

With the help of an eye witness, Eric Amankwah-Mintah, a photograph belonging to Emeka was given to the security officers at the venue to aid in their investigation.

On August 8, 2013, Emeka was spotted at the complex and he was arrested by the security officers and handed over to the East Legon police.

ASP Ahiafienyo said when Emeka was interrogated, he admitted stealing the Ipad and said he had sold it to Emereni, a trader, at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra for GH¢700.

Emeka led the police to the shop of Emereni, who was arrested and charged for dishonestly receiving a stolen Item.

The Ipad was later retrieved and returned to Kukah.

By Enoch Nii Aryee Quaye/The Mirror/Ghana