A Tarkwa circuit court has granted bail in the sum of 15,000 Ghana cedis with a surety to a supplier, Frederick Mensah Kobby, for allegedly stealing five boxes of dust mark valued 12,500 Ghana cedis.

He pleaded not guilty and will re-appear on April 4.

Prosecuting Detective Chief Inspector Oscar Amponsah told the court presided over by Mr. Samuel Obeng Diawuo that the complainant is a trader
dealing in safety wear and the accused used to supply the items to mining companies.

Two others, Elvis Oppong and Kojo, said to be connected to the theft are at large.

Inspector Amponsah said for about one and a half years now, the complainant had been detecting theft of some of the safety items from the warehouse and confronted Kobby, the custodian of the ware house key, but he denied any involvement in the offence.

The Prosecutor said on March 16, the complainant visited the warehouse and spotted Oppong carrying some boxes of dust mark from the warehouse together with his accomplice now at large who is the nephew of the complainant.

The complainant arrested Elvis and enquired as to how he gained ingress into the warehouse and he mentioned Fredrick as the one who gave him the warehouse key to take five boxes of the dust marks and give it to a taxi driver to be sent to the Kumasi station to be given to a customer.

Inspector Amponsah said the complainant took him to the police station where he was charged with the offence. GNA

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