A 30-year-old musician, who allegedly collected items at the Shoprite mall at Weija without paying for them has appeared before an Accra Circuit Court.
David Ike was apprehended after he failed to produce receipts covering the purchase of the items.
Luck also eluded him when some substance suspected to be narcotic drugs were found on him when he was searched by the Police officer on duty at the mall.
Charged with stealing and use of narcotic drugs, Ike has pleaded not guilty.
The court presided over by Mrs Afi Agbanu remanded him into Police custody to reappear on September 4.
Prosecution said the complainant in the matter is a security guard at the West Hills Mall, Weija. Ike has no fixed place of abode.
According to prosecution, on August 12, this year, at about 20:00 hours, while people were busy shopping at the Mall, Ike also entered the Shoprite section of the Mall and picked a bag and loaded it with King cracker biscuits, one medi-soft soap, two Lindor chocolates, two sets of tissue paper, an underwear, two bottles of Voltic water and a packet of Burger Peanuts, all valued at GH¢ 167 without paying for them.
Prosecution said when the accused person walked out of the shop with the items without paying, he was confronted by a security guard to produce receipts covering the items.
Ike could not produce any and he was nabbed and the items were taken away from him. Ike was handed over to the Police on duty at the Mall and when he was searched, one wrapper of a substance suspected to be narcotic drug was found on him.
The prosecution said Ike was handed over to the Weija Police for further investigations.