The Winneba District Magistrate Court has granted bail of GH¢ 5,000 to a sales attendant in Winneba charged with stealing.
Francis Arthur aged 22, a native of Winneba pleaded not guilty and is to re-appear in court on May 31, 2018.
Narrating the facts before the court presided over by Mr. Isaac Apeatu, Detective Police Inspector Peter Agbelie said the complainants in the case are Mr. James Armah and Albert Ninson, both building contractors, while the accused Arthur, is a sales attendant at a cement shop located near Town Hall, a suburb of Winneba.
The prosecution said, on 31st March, 2018 Mr. Armah went to the accused’s shop and deposited an amount of GH¢ 1, 350.00 for 50 bags of cement, took a receipt and agreed to come for the cement later.
According to the prosecution, the accused failed to record the amount he received in his sales book and appropriated the said cash.
Detective Police Inspector Agbelie said days later, Mr. Albert Ninson also went to the accused’s shop and deposited cash in the sum of GH¢ 250.00, equivalent to 9 bags of cement to be collected later, but again the accused failed to record same, also appropriated the money and locked the shop.
Several calls were made to get in touch with the accused but this proved futile, the prosecution said.
On 14th May 2018, Mr Armah saw the accused in Winneba township and reported the matter to the Police where he was arrested.
The accused admitted the offence in his caution statement and after an investigation, he was arraigned