A 28-year-old porter, accused of breaking into Ghana Reinsurance premises in Ridge, Accra, and stealing 12 computers worth GHC69,586, has appeared before an Accra Circuit Court.
Florent Nii Otu Quarshie faces charges of unlawful entry and theft. The Police were able to identify Quarshie after reviewing CCTV footage from the premises.
Quarshie pleaded not guilty before Mr. Isaac Addo, the presiding judge, and has been granted bail in the amount of GHC70,000 with two sureties, one of whom must be a public/civil servant earning not less than GHC1,500.
His alleged accomplice, Kwabena Apoba, who is currently at large, has been charged with dishonestly receiving the stolen computers.
The case has been adjourned to August 30, 2023.
According to Chief Inspector Jonas Lawer, the complainant, Kwame Asare Nkansah Abankwah, is an employee of Ghana Reinsurance PLC Ridge, Accra.
During investigations, CCTV footage showed Quarshie entering various areas of the offices on the basement floor, ground floor, and first floor before leaving through the emergency door, carrying two “Ghana Must Go” bags.
On July 26, 2023, the Police received information that Quarshie was involved in another case and was detained in Nima.
During interrogation, Quarshie admitted to the offence and mentioned an accomplice named Patrick. He revealed that he and Patrick sold the stolen computers to Apoba in Agbogbloshie.
Although Quarshie demonstrated how he committed the offence, the Police have not yet apprehended Patrick, and efforts are underway to apprehend Apoba.