A 26-year old mason, John Nyarko, has been fined GH¢480.00 by a Tarkwa Cicuit Court for stealing a television set.
Nyarko pleaded guilty to causing unlawful damage but not guilty to unlawful entry and stealing, the GNA reported.
Prosecuting, Detective Chief Inspector Oscar Amponsah, told the Court that the complainant in the case is Rebecca Baidoo, a hairdresser, while the convict is a mason who lives in Tarkwa.
He said on January 9, the complainant upon visiting her shop, realised that thieves had broken into it and stolen her 32 inch Samsung television set valued at GH¢1,290.00.
She, therefore, lodged a complaint with the Tarkwa Railway Police.
Chief Inspector Amponsah said the complainant received a tip-off that the convict was in possession of a stolen television set, therefore, she alerted the police and Nyarko was picked up for interrogation.
The convict led the police to an uncompleted building at Bogrekrom, a suburb of Tarkwa, and retrieved the stolen item.
Nyarko told the police that he bought the television set from someone at the cost of GH¢600.00, but he could not lead the police to the person.