A 32-year-old man, Agyemang Antwi who admitted to stealing fowls from the hen coop of his neighbour, has been sentenced to a fine of GH¢480 by a Circuit Court in Obuasi.
The court, which was presided over by Daniel Kwaku Obeng ordered Agyemang Antwi, a driver, to pay a fine of GH ¢480 or default serve a two-year jail term.
Police prosecutor, Inspector Albert Anani informed the court that the complainant, Baba Anaba is a livestock seller while the convict is a driver living in the same vicinity at New Nsuta in Obuasi.
According to prosecution, on December 13, 2013 morning, the complainant who doubles as a night watchman returned from work to discover that his hen coop had been tampered with.
Upon examination, Baba Anaba realized the theft of 20 birds from the coop, which compelled him to commence investigation at the livestock market.
Inspector Anani said the complainant found one of his fowls in the possession of one Yaw who disclosed that he got it from Agyemang Antwi.
He led the complainant to a nearby ‘Pito’ bar to arrest Agyemang.
The convict was escorted to the police station where he admitted the offence during interrogation by the police.
Prosecution noted that Agyemang was cautioned, charged and arraigned before court after investigations.