Young thief 14-year-old boy arrested for stealing

A 14-year-old boy is in the grips of the police for stealing his teacher's bag.

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A fourteen-year old boy, Emmanuel Opoku, who stole a teacher’s bag from the classroom was chased out by over 200 pupils and arrested.

Opoku was later handed over to the Oda police, who have granted him bail to report to the police twice a week with his parents.

Briefing the Daily Graphic at Akyem Oda on Friday, the Oda Municipal Police Commander, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Mr. Mohammed Issah Cantona, said the victim, Madam Hannah Asiedu, went to St Anthony Primary School at Akyem Oda last Wednesday where she teaches at around 7:30 and put her bag containing two mobile phones, cash and other items on her table and went to the office to sign the attendance book.

He said no sooner had she left the classroom than Opoku entered the place and told the pupils that Madam Asiedu had sent him to bring the bag to her to take money from it to buy kenkey.

According to him, a pupil who was suspicious of Opoku, hurriedly informed his teacher about the situation.

DSP Cantona said when Madam Asiedu reached the classroom, she told Opoku to return the bag to her but the suspect took to his heels.

He said the schoolchildren numbering over 200 chased Opoku who scaled a wall of a house to escape but the landlord shouted that the thief had taken refuge in his building.

The District Commander said some of the pupils surrounded the building while the rest entered the house to arrest Opoku.

He said a police officer who was resident in the area took the victim, Opoku and some of the pupils to the Oda District Police Headquarters to lodge a complaint and Opoku was rearrested for interrogation.

DSP Cantona said within a period of six months, Opoku had been brought to the police station six times on different theft charges.

When contacted, the Oda District Minister of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Rev J. J. Kumi Duodu who is also a local manager of the Presbyterian Primary School where Opoku was a primary 6 pupil before he dropped out of school, said recently when the church was holding a prayer night, Opoku sneaked into the church building and stole two mobile phones and money belonging to some of the congregants.

Source: Graphiconline

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