SWAT team of the Ghana Police Service, Upper West Regional Command upon a tip off on May 10, 2020 arrested five teenagers who succeeded in stealing 6 home theatres, 1strong decoder and a 26 inches brand new flat screen at Wapaani in the Wa Municipality of the Upper West Region.
According to the Public Relations Officer of the Upper West Regional Police Command, Inspector Gideon Boateng, the five namely Richard Ababa-17years, a mason, Amemunu Musazu – 16years Aluminum glass Fabricator, Fuseini Haruna – 17years student, Sita Rahinatu – 16years student and Ibrahim Karim student, who received the items were arrested on the wee hours of Sunday after the act.
“The Upper West Police SWAT team upon a tip off arrested five teenagers all natives of Wa who succeeded in stealing at Wapaani, Dobile and other areas all suburbs of Wa during the wee hour of Sunday May 10, 2020. The suspects are Richard Ababa- 17 mason, Amemunu Musazu – 16 aluminum glass fabricator, Fuseini Haruna – 17 student, Sita Rahinatu – 16 student and Ibrahim Karim student, dishonest receiver. Items consisting of six (6) used home theater, one (1) strong decoder which were stolen, were found dumped in a room at Wapaani whilst one (1) 26 inches new brand flat screen was found in possession of Ibrahim karim. Primarily investigation revealed that, the suspects began their activity at 11:50 pm of May 10, 2020 and when realized that they were behind time, kept the items in that particular room and sold the 26 inches flat screen to Ibrahim Karim at a cost of Gh 350.00 of which he paid Ghc 100.00 immediately remaining Ghc 250.00 at 8:50 am in the morning, when their plot leaked” the Police PRO stated.
Meanwhile the police has since commence an investigation into the matter adding that, the five will soon be put before the court. “They will be arraign before a competent court of jurisdiction after investigation”.
However, the Upper West Regional Police Commander, DCOP Francis Aboagye Nyarko expressed gratitude to the community and urges that, the Command will always welcome information that will help combat criminality.