Posted: Friday 23rd May 2014 at 13:42 pm

Motorbike stealing gang busted

The Police have busted a  motorbike stealing syndicate at Kpaguri, a suburb of Wa, in the Upper West Region.  Two of the four-member  gang, Aminu Dauda, 22,  painter, and Mohammed Ibrahim, 20, a driver’s assistant, are in Police custody while the remaining two are on the run.

Briefing The Mirror , the Upper West Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Mr Kwesi Mensah Duku, said their modus operandi was to steal motorbikes, hide them  until the heat about their loss had subsided and then sold them.

ACP Duku said in their latest mission, they succeeded in stealing one which they locked  up at their hide-out in Wa. ACP Duku said they were successful on another strike but Dauda, who was to ride it to the hide-out, decided to outwit the group. 

On May 13 this year, he  sneaked out at night to sell it  but luck eluded him  when he  met  the Police patrol team at Blue Hills Hotel at Bamahu on the outskirts of Wa.

When he  was stopped, he could not give any reasonable explanation to the Police team  and was taken to the Wa Police Station and detained for the night.

ACP Duku said  the next day, upon interrogation, he mentioned his three accomplices and sent the Police to their hide-out. There, to his surprise, Duku  found out that a Haojin motorbike with chassis number LZLIZP100BHM48596 they had earlier hidden there was  no longer there. 

ACP Duku said unknown to him, Ibrahim, another member of the syndicate, had the same sinister motive of  outwitting his  friends but he was also arrested by a military patrol team on May 12 this year  and was  handed over to the Police for interrogation. 

Dauda and Ibrahim were arraigned before the Wa Magistrate Court, presided over by Mr John Ayivor and were remanded in custody to re-appear on May 28 this year.  

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