The scrap dealer who was arrested on suspicion of stealing an iPhone 14 Pro Max valued at GHc22k from American rapper Meek Mill has been released on bail.
When Nuhu Sulley was initially charged with theft and placed in custody on January 4, 2023, he entered a not guilty plea.
On Tuesday, January 17, at his second court appearance, he was granted bail by the Circuit Court (9) in Accra, which is presided over by His Honor Mr. Samuel Bright Acquah, in the amount of GHc50,000.
He had to provide two sureties in addition to the bail money, and the court stipulated that they should be government employees.
After the prosecution was further instructed to submit disclosures on the topic, he is scheduled to return to court on February 6.
According to the summary of the case’s facts given before the court by Chief Inspect Maxwell Oppong, Akwasi Agyeman, the CEO of the Ghana Tourism Authority, is the subject of the complaint.
He claims that the defendant, Nuhu Sulley, is a scrap dealer who resides in Madina and that, on December 29, 2022, the complainant organized a musical event at Independence Square in Accra that included the American rapper Meek Mill as the featured performer.
According to him, the accused, who was present in the audience, snatched the guest performer’s phone at around 8:20 p.m. on the same day as he was navigating the dense throng to the stage.
The prosecution values the iPhone 14 Pro Max mobile phone at GHC 22,000.00.
He claimed that the accused fled the area after being successful in taking the cellphone.
According to the prosecution, the complainant reported the incident to the police the same day, and based on police information, the phone was tracked and located to the accused’s Madina apartment.
According to the prosecution, the accused was taken into custody on December 30th, 2017, together with the phone. During the course of the investigation, the accused acknowledged to the crime; as a result, he was charged with the crime and brought before this honorable court.