A 23-year-old Nigerian has been sentenced to five years imprisonment by a Kumasi Circuit Court for stealing two cell phones and other valuables. Elliot Okorodudu denied the offence.

Police Chief Inspector Comfort Baffour-Kyei told the Court presided over by Mr. Justice Emmanuel Amoh-Yartey that the complainants in the case are a student and a banker.

On March 19, Okorodudu, an interior decorator and resident of Ashanti-Town in Kumasi, went to the Adum branch of the Ecobank and attempted to withdraw an amount of GH¢10.00 from an account belonging to Marvin Adu-Boahen, a student of the Cape Coast University.

The teller detected that the convict was not the holder of the account and caused his arrest.

She said at the police station, two cell phones, a voter identification card, Barclays and Ecobank Visa ATM cards, Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB) E-zwich and the student’s ID card were found on him.

Added to these were MTN, Tigo and Vodafone chips.

The prosecution said those items were stolen from Adu-Boahen and other students of the University.

Okorodudu blamed the devil, as he told the court: “I do not know what came over me.”