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Jobless Ghanaian man jailed 14 years for stealing GH50 worth of plantain and cassava

A 24-year-old jobless Ghanaian was sentenced to 14 years in prison for stealing GH50 worth of plantain and cassava.

By the time he finishes serving a 14-year prison sentence handed down by the Tepa Circuit Court for stealing GH50 worth of plantain and cassava, the 24-year-old Ghanaian jobless man would be 38 years old.

Justice Ezekiel pled guilty to stealing food from a farm in Akwasiase, near Tepa in the Ahafo Ano North District, according to the Ghana News Agency.

The court, headed over by Gwendolyn Millicent Owusu, wisely sentenced the young man to roughly a decade and a half in imprisonment based on his own plea.

The convict went to pick the plantain and cassava in secret on September 5th, 2021, according to the court.

However, luck was not on his side as he loaded them into a sack, the farm owner caught him red-handed.
Ezekiel was turned over to the Tepa police station together with the stolen foodstuff, according to Police Chief Inspector Jonas Newlove Agyei.

He went on to say that the ex-convict suspect admitted to the crime in his caution statement. He was subsequently charged and arraigned in front of the court, resulting in his imprisonment.
The court’s decision raises the question of whether Ezekiel’s punishment is proportionate to the crime he committed.

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