Man imprisoned 8 years for stealing 8-year-old


A Circuit Court sitting in Wa, Ghana has sentenced a 41-year-old farmer to 8 years imprisonment with hard labour after he was found guilty of stealing an 8-year-old child.
The convict, Fuseini Musah was nabbed by the police sometime in March 2018 after the family of the child lounged a complaint about him being missing.
Musah, who was picked up by the cops around Techiman, Prosecutor Stella Niabi told the court was attending a funeral on the 14th of March when he committed the said crime.
The convict was reported to have spotted the child and seeing he was alone lured him away from the public, promising he would buy the victim meat if he followed him.
Prosecutor Niabi added that the convict then ferried the victim to Techiman in the Bono Ahafo region where he where he hailed from.
The accused Fuseini Musah was charged with stealing a child. He had no legal representation and pleaded guilty to the charge. He appeared remorseful in court.
The presiding Wa Circuit court, justice Forson Baah Adjapong in sentencing him stated that the society abhors child trafficking, stealing and anything that infringes on the right of the child.
Considering the degree of revulsion by the citizen of the municipality for such crime, he sentenced the accused to 8-year imprisonment in hard labour.

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