An Accra Circuit Court has sentenced a driver, Samuel Asamoah, to four years in prison with hard labour for stealing a Nissan Versa valued at GH¢70,000.
Additionally, Asamoah was found guilty of stealing a cheque with a face value of GH¢50,000, although he denied the offence.
The court presided over by Mrs. Kizita Naa Kowa Quarshie, sentenced Asamoah to three years for stealing the vehicle and four years for the theft of the money, with the sentences to run concurrently.
The facts presented in court indicated that Ali Khadra, the complainant, employed Asamoah as his driver on November 21, 2023.
Three days into his engagement, Asamoah took the keys to the complainant's Nissan Versa under the pretext of washing it and drove it to a secret location in Asamankese, Eastern Region, to dishonestly appropriate the vehicle.
Additionally, Asamoah stole a signed Fidelity cheque with a face value of GH¢50,000 from the complainant and deposited it into his Stanbic Bank account.
However, the cheque could not be cleared as the complainant reported the theft to his bankers.
After futile efforts to trace the convict, a report was made to the Manet Police, leading to Asamoah's arrest in Asamankese.
During the investigation, Asamoah admitted the offence in his cautioned statement.
The court handed down the sentence following the completion of the investigation.