From Kwame Asare Boadu, Kumasi
THE Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly Circuit Court, presided over by Mr William Boampong, has sentenced two gas-stove repairers to five years imprisonment with hard labour each for committing four offences.
Thomas Cudjoe, 20, and Frank Mensah, 25, both residents of Asafo in Kumasi were found guilty of conspiracy to commit crime, unlawful entry, causing unlawful damage and stealing. Both pleaded guilty to the charges.
Prosecuting, Inspector M. Assenso said at about 10a.m. on October 7, 2010, the convicts scaled the wall of their victim’s residence to gain access to the house.
They then entered the bedroom of the victim by breaking the window.
The prosecutor said the two opened the drawer near the complainant’s bedside and stole $250 and 3,520 Pounds Sterling.
According to Inspector Assenso, when the complainant got wind of the presence of the convicts in his house, he called in the police who came and arrested them.
On their arrest, $5 and 320 Pounds Sterling were found on them and they were sent to the police station where they admitted the offence.