A 37-year-old mason apprentice was sentenced to three years in jail by the Accra Circuit Court for stealing GH₵15,000 from his employer.
Richard Boame, the inmate, is said to have spent some of the stolen money on eight prostitutes and the rest on personal stuff.
Police investigations indicated that on January 9, 2024, the complainant, Daniel Hafia Komla, had GH₵15,000 in his room, which was provided by a customer for a specific assignment.
Boame, the apprentice, took advantage of the circumstance, slipping into the complainant’s chamber and taking off with the money.
After uncovering the larceny, the complainant sought to contact Boame, but the apprentice did not return calls. A police report was lodged, and information indicated that Boame had traveled to Kumasi in the Ashanti Region. The police then arrested Boame on January 13, 2024.
During the inquiry, it was discovered that Boame spent some of the stolen money on a hotel in Kumasi, hiring eight prostitutes between January 10 and 13, 2024. He also used the stolen monies to buy personal things such as apparel, accessories, and a phone.
Despite only being able to collect GH₵380 from Boame, he admitted to stealing in court. As a result, he has been sentenced to three years in prison by Mrs. Kizita Koowa Quashie, the presiding judge over the case.