Cleaner jailed 12 months for stealing GRA computers

Michael Kwei Nunoo, after pleading guilty, has been convicted of stealing and sentenced to 12 months imprisonment by an Accra Circuit Court.

He is reported to have stolen five Dell Optiplex computers worth GHS 70,000 belonging to the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA)

The Court, presided over by Mr K.K. Obiri Yeboah, convicted Nunoo on his own plea.

The court says it considered the impact of what a longer sentence could have on his kids aged 3 and 1, hence giving him a shorter one.

The fact that Nunoo voluntarily came to court after being granted bail and returning the computers also helped lessen his sentence.

Notwithstanding his good deeds, the court still found Nunoo guilty and sentenced him to 12 months imprisonment with hard labor.

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Prosecuting, Chief Inspector Dennis Terkpertey, said the complainant was Mr Paul O. Annan, the Greater Accra Sector Command of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA).

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According to Chief Inspector Terkpertey the convict, was a casual worker stationed at Jamestown, Accra Sector, GRA, and a resident of Chorkor.

The case is said to have been reported to the police around August 19 this year when GRA office detected the theft of five brand new computers allocated to the James Town Collection Point by the Authority, which were yet to be installed.

The prosecution said the matter was then reported to the Police and investigations led to the arrest of Nunoo.

The case was then filed and investigations began leading to the arrest of Nunoo.

When questioned during the investigation, Nunoo is said to have told the police he sold five computers to a shop in Chorkor for GHS 1,000.

The prosecution said when he led the Police to the said shop, it had been closed and he could not be traced.

The family of the convict however produced the five ‘said’ computers.

The prosecution said efforts were being made to arrest Abeka, the shop owner, for dishonestly receiving.

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