“I STOLE TO PAY FEES AND ACCOMMODATION, I AM MY MOTHERS LAST HOPE, FORGIVE ME”

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The recaptured Cell breaker Akate Rahman Halidu,21 years old, today was put before the Tumu magistrate court where he confessed to stealing a Haodjin Motor-cycle number M12 UW8122 to enable him pay his school fees and accommodation at UDS,Dungu campus.

Recounting the case to the Court, the Police Prosecutor Sgt. Thomas Amoah said on the 4th January, 2018 Rahman at about 7: pm took a motorcycle belonging to one Enoch a staff of Ghana Health service in his home, after a quick search in the neighborhood without success, he reported the matter to Radford FM where an announcement was made, a listener and a community member who memorized the number saw the motor being pushed around Nyaminjang, suburb, where he accosted him.

Upon interrogation the accused left the motor and took to his heels, shouts from other community members led to his arrest after 20minutes of a hot chase by bystanders. The Police upon a tip off heard about it and went and rescued him where he was first hospitalized at the Tumu hospital before being to put into cell where reports said later he had broken cell.

The Presiding judge his Worship Salifu Bugri Ayagiba  asked why he stole “Rahman told the crowded court” my father is sick, I stole the motor to enable me pay my fees and accommodation, forgive me for the sake of my mother, I am her last hope” He added” I want to go back to school”. The mother who was asked whether she knew about the activities of the son,she said “In the name of Allah, I don’t know him to be involved in stealing in tears”

The court then adjourned the case to tomorrow 13th February, 2018 where it will be determined together with a separate docket containing charges of breaking cell. The judge then ordered persecutors to cross check with NHIA to validate his claims of being a 21 years old student of UDS Dungu Campus.

Meanwhile when RadfordFM contacted a private legal practitioner lawyer Abu Juan he says at age 21,the accused is qualify to stand trial and be convicted since the juvenile justice Act and the Children’s Act both define a child as a person under the age of 18.

 

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