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19-year-old boy gets 6-year imprisonment for burning police station

Kwaku Duah

A 19-year-old Kwaku Duah has been sentenced to six years imprisonment with hard labour for causing unlawful damage to the Asunafo South District police station.

The Goaso Circuit Court presided over by His Lordship Charles Kwesi Acheampong slapped Kwaku Duah with the sentence on his own plea.

Prosecutor Chief Inspector Truth Kofi Hukporti told the court on April 8 that the accused intentionally set fire to a tricycle parked at the police station.

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The 19-year-old who pleaded guilty said he had an issue with its owner and therefore decided to “teach him a lesson”.

His Lordship Charles Kwesi Acheampong has convicted him of his own plea and handed him a 6-year sentence with hard labour.

The court has asked the accused to pay a compensation of GH15,000 to the owner of the tricycle, and compensation of GH3600 also to the Ghana Police Service, Kukuom.

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