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Trader in court for stealing vehicle

Accra, Aug. 4, GNA – A trader accused of stealing a Toyota Camry valued at GH₡45,000 at Tesano, appeared before an Accra Circuit Court on Monday.

Accra, Aug. 4, GNA – A trader accused of stealing a Toyota Camry valued at GH₡45,000 at Tesano, appeared before an Accra Circuit Court on Monday.

Mary Afedzi, aka Rosemary Amoah,  is said to have bought the vehicle after issuing a post-dated cheque with a face value of GH₡25,000.

She, however,  sold the unregistered vehicle to someone yet to be identified by the Police, and went into hiding.

Mary, who denied the charge of stealing, was however rounded up by the Police at the Cocoa Affairs Court when bail was executed on her behalf in a different case.

Mary claimed she had no money to buy, and that she wanted to rent the unregistered vehicle out.

The court presided over by Mrs Jennifer Myles Ahmed has admitted Mary to bail in the sum of GH₡50,000, with two sureties, one to be justified.

The court ordered the surety to deposit GH₡35, 000 as security at the court’s registry, and adjourned the matter to September 1.

Prosecuting, Assistant Commission of Police (ACP) Moses Atibillah, said George Dwomoh, a businessman and the owner of De-Georgia Motors in Accra is the complainant.

ACP Atibillah said on February 12  this year, the accused person approached George to buy his unregistered Toyota Camry,  and after bargaining, the accused person agreed to pay GH ₡45,000.

Prosecution said Mary presented a post-dated cheque with a face value of GH₡25,000 to be withdrawn at Ecobank.

According to the prosecutor, Mary took possession of the vehicle, and  three days later, the accused called the complainant on phone saying that she had no money to buy the vehicle so she wanted to rent it instead.

ACP Atibillah said the complainant explained to the accused person that since the vehicle was unregistered, there was no way he was going to rent it to her.

Prosecution said the accused person then went into hiding,  and all efforts to trace her proved futile.

ACP Atibillah said the accused person, however,  sold the vehicle and declined to show the police to whom she sold the vehicle,  or identify the buyer. Luck  eluded her when she was seen at the Cocoa Affairs Court after bail had been executed on her behalf in another case and she was rounded up by the police.

The   prosecution said the Police were working around the clock to retrieve the vehicle.

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