Five thieves nabbed by Koforidua police

BY: Samuel K. Obour

Five suspected thieves, including a minor, have been arrested by the police in Koforidua.

The suspects - Kwaku Emmanuel, 20; Isaac Kwasi, 19; Benjamin Frimpong, 22, and Abubakari Ntiamoah, 21 - are reported to have been using assorted implements to break into kiosks, homes and shops to steal various belongings of their unidentified victims.

The police declined to mention the name of the fifth suspect because he is a minor, aged 15.

The police retrieved a locally manufactured gun, a pinch bar, a hammer, a chisel, a hack saw and other carpentry tools from the hideout of the suspects in an uncompleted building.

Briefing the media on the arrest, the Deputy Eastern Regional Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACOP) Mr James  Abass Abaah, said two of the suspects, Emmanuel and Kwasi, were arrested in the uncompleted building upon a tip-off.

He said it was a search in the building that led to the retrieval of those items.

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According to Mr Abaah, the police also found empty bottles of alcoholic beverages that had been consumed by the suspects.

During interrogations, he said, the two suspects mentioned Frimpong and Ntiamoah as their leaders.

He said Frimpong was later arrested at his wife’s residence at Osabene, near Koforidua, where the police also retrieved assorted items, including two cartridges, nine unregistered DVLA plates, three multi TV decoders and bags of rice.

Mr Abaah appealed to people who might have fallen victim to burglary to assist the police to identify the suspects during a parade at the Regional Police Headquarters.

By Nana Konadu Agyeman/Daily Graphic/Ghana