‘Mosquito’ Jailed 60 Months

…For Stealing Employer’s Vehicle 


Kofi Sakyi, a taxi driver, who absconded with his employer’s taxi valued GH₵75,000, has been sentenced to 60 months imprisonment by an Accra Circuit Court.

Sakyi, aka, Mosquito, was sentenced after the court found him guilty on the charge of stealing at the end of the trial.

The court, presided over by Mr Isaac Addo, handing down the sentence, said the accused was a first-time offender and had been in custody for some time.

The Judge, however, noted that the vehicle in question was not found.

A report by the Ghana News Agency (GNA) noted that, the prosecution led by Chief Inspector Jonas Lawer, said the complainant Fatima Ali, was a businesswoman residing at Accra New Town, whilst the accused person, Kofi Sakyi Isaac, aka Mosquito, was a taxi driver residing at Accra New Town close to the complainant’s residence.

The prosecution, said in September 2023, Sakyi approached the complainant, who owned a Hyundai 110 taxicab with registration number GS 5447-22, valued GH₵ 75,000.00, to give him the taxi for work.

The report said, the court heard that the Complainant, gave the taxi to the accused person, who immediately started work.

The prosecution, said Sakyi had been taking the Complainant’s daughter to school at Haatso, a suburb of Accra and back home after school, as his additional duty.

On January 21, 2024, the prosecution said the Complainant was expecting the accused person to pick up her daughter to school, but he did not show up.

According to the prosecution, the Complainant, therefore, contacted Sakyi on phone, but he gave excuses that the car developed mechanical fault and that he was fixing it.

The Prosecution, said later in the afternoon same day, the Complainant again called Sakyi to pick her daughter from school, but to no avail, because he had turned his phone off.

On January 25, 2024, the matter was reported to the Police and intelligence gathered that the accused was hiding in Agona Kwanyako in the Central Region.

On January 31, 2024, investigation was extended to Agona Kwanyako, but it was later detected that Sakyi had the hint of the Police and moved to Takoradi.

The prosecution said on February 5, 2024, at about 1:30am, intelligence led to the arrest of Sakyi at his hideout at Agona Swedru.

During interrogation, Sakyi denied the offence in his cautioned statement and said he was attacked at Kwame Nkrumah Circle by two unknown guys, who requested his service to North Kaneshie.

The prosecution, said Sakyi led the Police to the scene, but could not identify the exact location where the alleged incident took place.


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