Woman convicted for buying stolen pig
Akyem Swedru (E/R), Jan 17, GNA- The Akyem Swedru Circuit
Court on Wednesday convicted a 25-year-old woman, Faustina
Arthur, to a fine of one million cedis or in default would
go to prison for six months for dishonestly receiving a pig
valued at 1.4 million cedis.
Kwabena Wuhuruse, a 38-year-old man charged with Faustina
pleaded not guilty and was remanded into police custody to
reappear on January 22.
Two others Kwabena Willie and one Forster connected with the
case were on the run and the police had mounted an intensive
search for their arrest.
Prosecuting, Police Chief Inspector Ben Osei Kwadwo told the
court presided over by Mr Edward Kwame Bosompem Apenkwah
that the complainant a businessman who also rears pigs,
reside at Akyem Aboabo in the Birim South District.
He said on December 10 last year at about 0700 hours the
complainant visited his pig farm and detected that one of
the pigs valued at 1.4 million cedis had been stolen.
The complainant, he said, started his own enquiries and
investigations and had information that Wuhuruse and the two
suspects now at large stole the animal and sold it to
Faustina at Akyem Oda Old Town for 400,000 cedis.
The prosecutor said complainant proceeded to Faustina's
house and found the pig dead and lodged a complaint with the
Faustina was arrested and on interrogation she mentioned
Wuhuruse, Willie and Forster as those who sold the animal to
He said Faustina later led the police to Wuhuruse house and
was arrested but the two others managed to escape.