Farmer Remanded For Stealing Plantains
Ibrahim Quattara, a 27-year-old farmer from Dormaa-Ahenkro in the Bono Region’s Dormaa Central Municipality, has been remanded in prison and will appear in court on Wednesday, May 11 this year for stealing plantains.
Quattara denied four counts of stealing and two counts of inflicting property damage.
Police Inspector Emmanuel Asare, prosecuting, informed the Court presided over by Samuel Djanie Kotey that both the complainants and the accused individual were farmers from Nsesreso, a farming village near Dormaa-Ahenkro.
He claimed that some of the complainants had recently discovered a string of thefts of commodities from their farms and suspected the accused, whose farm was adjacent to one of them.
Mr. Asare stated that on Tuesday, April 19, this year, one of the complainants received information that the accused had delivered some goods to a local transport terminal and that the former went to the location and discovered the latter in possession of a quantity of cocoyam and plantain.
“As soon as the accused noticed the complainant, he ran, leaving the foodstuffs behind,” the prosecution claimed, adding that the complainant reported the incident to the Nsesreso Police, who then detained the accused.
Quattara attempted to escape from police custody, according to Inspector Asare, by destroying a section of the cell ceiling.