A/R: Businessman at Adum nabbed for Forgery of Trademarks

    /    Jul 25, 2017   /     Ashanti, NewsBreak  /    Comments are closed  /    522 Views

The Ashanti Regional Police Command on Wednesday 19th July, 2017 arrested a suspect Peter Obegiri 46years, a businessman at Adum, Kumasi for the offense of Forgery of Trademarks without authority contrary to section 161 of the Criminal offenses Act29/1960.

The C.E.O of Isaac Books and stationery -Kumasi reported to the Police that a suspect and other book sellers were selling his books with counterfeited trademarks and as such reported to the Police.

Police then proceeded to Adum and arrested the said suspect in his shop.

A search in his shop revealed some of the books which were said to have been pirated. The books are titled “The Cock Crow”, “No Sweetness Here”, “Anowa”, and other poetry books for Junior High School and Senior High School Students among others.

The suspect admitted in his caution statement to the Police for trading in the said books.

He however mentioned that some of the books were imported from Nigeria and others sold to him by other Ghanaian publishers, but failed to take the Police to the said publishers and suppliers of the books.

Briefing the media, the Ashanti Regional Police Commander, DCOP Ken Yeboah said the suspect,  Peter Obegiri  has been  charged for the offense, after investigations and will be put before court soon.

Suspect Peter Obegiri was then charged for the offense, after investigations and will be put before court soon, however efforts are underway to get the other sellers who are pirating the said books to face the full rigours of the law to serve as deterrent to others who are into Pirating.

Suraya Alidu Malititi | kapital971.com

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