During a trial at the Accra Circuit Court, Kofi Gyan, a security guard accused of theft, inadvertently incriminated himself with a remark that elicited laughter from the courtroom audience.
When questioned by the trial judge about items found in his room, Gyan, also known as Adamu, indirectly admitted to stealing, stating, “What I took is what the Police collected from my room.”
Despite denying charges of unlawful entry and two counts of stealing, Gyan's response drew attention, leading to amusement in the courtroom.
Despite a bail application by his defence counsel, Gyan was denied bail by Trial Judge Mr Isaac Oheneba Kufour and remanded in police custody until February 21, 2024.
The prosecution, representing complainants Emmanuel Wese and Abigail Darko, traders from Dome and Mile 7, respectively, detailed Gyan's alleged theft of men's clothing valued at GHC9,050 and assorted men's apparel worth GHC225,070 from warehouses in Tudu, where Gyan worked as a security guard and resided.
The prosecution further explained that CCTV footage from an adjacent warehouse showed Gyan stealing items on multiple occasions, prompting the complainants to report the matter to the police.
During a thorough search of Gyan's room, police recovered 143 pieces of men's wear worth GHC13,401, identified by Wese, and 67 articles of men's clothing valued at GHc9,050, recognized by Abigail.
Additionally, Gyan allegedly demonstrated to the police how he gained unauthorized entry into the warehouse to steal items by raising one side of the warehouse shutter.