Businessman jailed 4 years for stealing car

 An Accra Circuit Court has sentenced a busi­nessman to four years imprisonment for stealing a 2015 Model Toyota Corolla Saloon car valued at GH¢127,000.

Hope Elikem Afortukpe pleaded guilty to stealing and was convicted by the court presided over by Mr Isaac Addo.

Prosecuting, Chief Inspector Jonas Lawer told the court that the complainant Patience Dukuly was a housewife and resident of Tema Community 25.

He said Afortukpe also resided at Woe in the Volta Region.

Chief Insp. Lawer said the complainant and the convict, had been friends since December 2022.

The court heard that in Feb­ruary 2023, Afortukpe lured the complainant to sell her white 2015 model Toyota Corolla car with registration number GR 2819-23 valued at GH¢127,000.

The policeman said Afor­tukpe took the car from the complainant and sold it to one Dorcas at Kintampo at a cost of GH¢90,000 and went into hiding.

Insp. Lawer said luck ran out for Afortukpe when he was nabbed in a fraud case, and he was identified by the com­plainant.

The prosecutor said Afortuk­pe admitted the offence in his caution statement before he was arraigned.