A Circuit Court in Accra has ordered the arrest of a 14-year-old pupil for allegedly stealing various currencies, a cedi equivalent of ¢99,000.00 from her adopted mother at Mantey Tsuru, a suburb of Accra.
The minor (name withheld) was absent in court when the matter was called hence a bench warrant was issued for his arrest. He is said to have absconded to his village after he was granted Police enquiry bail.
Police said the juvenile offender stated that he gave the monies to Michael Agroh, a 25 year old cleaner to open a mobile money shop and also gave some of the money to his 11 year old class mate.
His accomplice, Agroh, who was charged with dishonestly receiving has pleaded not guilty.
The court presided over by Mrs. Afia Owusuwaa Appiah has admitted Agroh to bail in the sum of GHC20, 000 with two sureties one to be justified.
Agro is expected to reappear on July 30.
Prosecuting, Chief Inspector William K. Boateng said the complainant Margaret Ampah, is a civil servant residing at Martey Tsuru in Accra with the Juvenile offender.
Chief Inspector Boateng said Agroh resides opposite the complainant’s house and works as a cleaner for the complainant’s husband.
The prosecution said the complainant kept the various sum of monies in her traveling bag in a closet.
The prosecution said after confronting the juvenile offender, he admitted taking the monies from the traveling bag and stated that he had given the monies to Agroh to open mobile phone shop and part to his 11-year-old classmate who is a witness in the case.
He said when Agroh was arrested he admitted in his cautioned statement receiving various foreign currency from the juvenile offender to wit: $ 412, 200 Euros, 250-pound sterling (GH¢9, 025).
Chief Inspector Boateng said the Police retrieved GH¢4,000.00 from Agr0h.
The Police further retrieved from the juvenile offender a wristwatch, mobile phone and small denomination of some foreign currencies.