The Mankranso Magistrate Court has remanded three young men into police custody for a week for suspected to have stolen 12 laptop computers belonging to the Mankranso Senior High School (SHS).
Two of the suspects – Yusif Zakaria, 20 and Kingsley Boamah, 19 are all final year students of the Mankranso SHS and the other, Kwaku Gariba, 34, an automechanic.
Giving the facts of the case, the prosecutor, Chief Inspector K. A. Sabeng told the court on April 27 authorities of the Mankranso SHS lodged formal complaint with the police for the missing of the 12 laptops.
He said police upon investigations, Yussif was invited to assist in investigations and led the police to arrest the two final year students.
He said police preliminary investigation revealed that the two students managed to steal the key to the computer laboratory of the school and made away with the 12 laptops.
Chief Inspector Sabeng said while breaking into the laboratory, one of the students spotted the two culprits and quickly informed school authorities.
But he said, the two, managed to escape with the laptops forcing the authorities to report the matter to the police.
He further told the court that the two later collaborated with with Gariba in Kumasi to sell the computers for them, adding that upon arrest, the three in their statements admitted their offence.
The prosecutor said police have been able to retrieve five of the laptop computers.
However, the court presided over by Mr Stephen Kumi remanded the three into prison custody for a week.
The case would be recalled on Tuesday May 9, 2017