A 19-year-old Boy Was Sentenced To Six Years In Prison For Torching A Police Station
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The Goaso Circuit Court sentenced Kwaku Duah, a 19-year-old boy, to six years in prison for arson.
Kwaku Duah was sentenced to six years in prison by a court presided over by His Lordship, Charles Kwesi Acheampong, after setting fire to the Asunafo South District Police Commander’s office in Kukuom.
The accused, according to the prosecutor, Chief Inspector Truth Kofi Hukporti, set a tricycle parked at the police station on fire on purpose.
The accused admitted to the crime and claimed that he had a beef with the tricycle’s owner and that setting it on fire was his way of teaching him a lesson.
In his own plea, the court found him guilty and sentenced him to six years of hard labor.
The Goaso Circuit Court ordered Kwaku Duah to pay a compensation fee of GHC15,000 to the tricycle owner and GHC3,600 to the police station for the damages he caused by his conduct.
Meanwhile earlier today @akuapem_poloo has been granted bail by the Criminal Court 2 Division of the High Court pending an appeal filed by her lawyer against her 90-day jail sentence.
She was granted bail in the sum of GHS80, 000 with two sureties.
In addition to the bail, she is to report to the case investigator every two weeks and is to deposit her passport with the registrar of the court.
Also, according to Hon. Kennedy Agyapong, Akuapem Poloo should have been sentenced to a year in prison as a lesson to others.
According to him, the majority of people abuse social media sites by sharing irrelevant material. He said that Akuapem Poloo’s actions should serve as a warning to others and that those who follow in his footsteps should be arrested and imprisoned.