Two persons suspected to have stolen an amount GHȼ 70,000 belonging to Olam Ghana Limited, a cocoa purchasing firm, have been arrested by the Juaso Police in the Asante Akin South District.
Kwame Evans, a labourer of the Company and Patrick Danquah, a Community Police team member – who are suspected to have stolen the money from the Asankare depot of the Company on January 29 – are being kept in Police custody.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Andrew Anyani, the Municipal Police Commander who briefed the Ghana News Agency (GNA) at Juaso, said earlier in the day, the Depot Manager had received the money meant for purchasing cocoa beans from Mr Nuhu Mohammed Apeadu, the District Manager of the company and kept it all in the depot.
He said that Evans knew that Mr. Freemen Otchere Badu, the Depot Manager had kept the money in the room and connived with Danquah to steal it late in the night.
Later that night, Evans, using a ladder, climbed up the building and entered through the ceiling while Danquah kept watch outside.
DSP Anyani said the case was reported to the police the next day, leading to the arrest of Danquah who was spotted around the depot the previous night by a witness.
Danquah, according to the commander, led the investigators to arrest Evans from his hideout at Ehwere, near Sankore in the Brong-Ahafo Region.
Police preliminary investigations revealed that Evans, at the time of the arrest, had already spent GHȼ 1,600 out of his share of GHȼ 46,000 of the booty, while the rest of the cash being GHȼ 44,400.00 have been retrieved.
He said Danquah’s share, which was GHȼ 24,000, was intact and in the hands of the Police.
Source: GNA | Ghana |