CCTV camera exposes man accused of alleged burglary

 A driver’s mate, who allegedly broke into an office and stole items and accessories, has had his actions exposed after watching record­ings of Close Circuit Television (CCTV) Camera of himself.

Appearing before the Achimota Circuit Court, Joseph Ankomah, pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit crime, causing unlawful damage, unlawful entry and stealing.

The trial judge, Mr Isaac Addo, admitted Ankomah to GH¢15,000 bail with two sureties.

The court ordered prosecu­tion to comply with the rules of disclosure and file their witness statements for case management conference at the next adjourned date.

Meanwhile, an accomplice, whose name was given as James, is said to be at large.

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Stephen Ahiale said the complainant, Moses Boadi, was an IT expert, resid­ing at Ofankor in Accra, while Ankomah resided at Ofankor barrier.

The prosecution said, the complainant closed from work, locked his office and left for the house.

ASP Ahiale said Ankomah and another suspect, known as James, now at large, conspired to steal.

The prosecution said An­komah and James went to the complainant’s premises, caused damage to his office door valued at GH¢500 and entered the office unlawfully.

ASP Ahiale said they stole computer monitor, valued at GH¢800, Digital Video Record­er (DVR) valued GH¢3,000, computer system unit valued at GH¢2,000, air condition re­

 mote valued at GH¢6000, and a computer desk top valued at GH¢3,000.

The court heard that the com­plainant reported for work the next morning and noticed that his office had been broken into and items listed above stolen.

ASP Ahiale said the com­plainant reported the matter to the police at Ofankor for investi­gations.

The prosecution said there was a CCTV camera fixed at the premises, hence the complainant viewed the footage and saw the images of the accused.

ASP Ahiale said Ankomah was arrested and handed over to the police for further investiga­tions.

The prosecution said An­komah, who was detained initially, denied any knowledge of the theft.

ASP Ahiale said Ankomah after watching his image cap­tured by the camera, confirmed committing the act together with James, who took the stolen items to Kwame Nkrumah Circle to offer them for sale.

The prosecution said the accused alleged that he did not know the place of abode of his accomplice, James. – GNA

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