Businessman in court for multiple theft charges


Lawrence Lamisi Acquah, a business man, has been arraigned before an Accra Circuit Court on charges of stealing and unlawful entry.

The Accused person has been charged with 4 counts of stealing and 4 counts of unlawful entry.

According to the Prosecutor, Superintendent B. Benneh, the Complainants, Salifu Antaru Yussif, Daniel Antwi, Gabriel Nii Amartey, and Grace Dzeble, are security supervisors and human resource managers respectively working with National Communications Authority, Cespower Generation Ghana Limited, IBM Ghana Limited and Class Mineral Resources, and the Accused person Lawrence Lamisi Acquah is a business man and lives at Sowutuom in Accra.

The Prosecutor explained that the offices of the companies are located in a building within the Airport City in Accra. On the 19th of September, 2017, the 23rd of October, 2017, the 28th of November, 2017 and the 11th of December, 2017 at about 8: 00 a.m., the Complainants and other workers reported for work and detected that their offices had been forcibly broken into and various brands of laptops had been stolen. They made reports to the police for investigation.

Superintendent Bennett said that on 15th December, 2017, the Accused person was arrested upon intelligence and when his place of abode was searched, the police retrieved eight different brands of laptops.

He added that the Police have so far retrieved 3 Dell and 2 HP laptops.

“The Accused informed the police that he had sold some of the stolen laptops to some students at University of Ghana which he could not lead police to trace.  Meanwhile efforts are being made to get the recipient of the laptops”, the Prosecutor said.

The Accused person pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

Source: GhanaJustice/F.Kyeremateng


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