Court grants bail to two persons over cable theft

Gifty Amofa, GNA

Accra, Aug. 20, GNA
– An Accra Circuit Court has granted a bail of GH¢8,000.00 with two sureties
each, to two people for allegedly stealing cables valued at GH¢72,093.99
belonging to Vodafone Ghana Limited.

The Court ordered
that the two sureties should be public servants.

Bernard Kateway,
unemployed and Robbert Ashitey, electrician, both pleaded not guilty to
conspiracy to commit crime, causing damage and stealing.

They are to make
their next appearance on September 10.

Superintendent of
Police Patience Mario told the Court presided over by Mrs Ruby Naa Adjeley
Quaison that Baffour Gyasi Wadie, the complainant in the case, is a technical
team leader of Vodafone Ghana Limited.

The accused persons
are residents of Teshie, a suburb of Accra.

On August 11,
Kateway and Ashitey, armed with implements went to Teshie Estate, where they
cut 35 pieces of arm-size underground Vodafone cables, she said.

Superintendent Mario
said police had a tip-off that they were cutting the cables and they rushed
there and met the accused persons in the act.

The Prosecution said
the police arrested them, retrieved the cables as well as the implements and
brought them to the police station for investigations.

She said during
investigations, the complainant with his team went to the station to identify
the cables as the property of Vodafone.

investigations, they were processed and put before the Court.


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