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Crime & Punishment of Friday, 9 November 2018


4 TMA 'thieves' sell $100k excavator for GHc12k

Four suspects who were arrested by the Tema Regional Police Command in connection with a missing excavator belonging to the Tema Metropolitan Assembly, have been granted bail pending further investigation.

The suspects were arrested after the Tema mayor lodged a complaint against them.

The four were invited by the police on Wednesday, 7 November 2018, after an inconclusive investigation. They are to report to the police on Friday for further investigation.

They are Alexander Allotey, TMA Mechanical Engineer; Lawrence Agyekum, political aide to the Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) who doubles as Assembly Member for Ottawa Electoral Area; one Stanley Arthur and one Figo, both security aides to the MCE.

The excavator, valued at $100,000, is believed to have been sold by the suspects at GHc12,000.

It was stationed at the Ramsar Site in Community 5, near Sakumono Village before it was allegedly sold to a scrap dealer without the knowledge of the Assembly.

On Wednesday, the MCE lodged an official complaint with the Tema Regional Police Command and a directive was issued to the Community One District Police Headquarters for further investigation.