2 Nigeriens Nabbed For Shop-Breaking


The Accra Regional Police Command has apprehended two Nigeriens for breaking into shops at the Accra timber market and stealing various items valued at several thousands of Ghana cedis.

The suspects includeMasahudu Haruna, 30, and Abdul Salaam, 26.

DCOP Christian Tetteh Yohuno, Accra Regional Police Commander, who disclosed this to the media, said the complainant in this case is a trader who deals in tooth brush and compact disk (CD) cases in and around the timber market area in Accra.

On Monday, April 27, 2015 at about 1:00 pm, the suspects together with other accomplice (now at large) in a broad daylight forcibly opened the warehouse of the complainant and stole 430 cartons of toothbrush and 200 empty cases of CDs valued at GH¢64,400.

After the incident, a report was made to the police and upon police intelligence; they were arrested in their hideout.

While in police custody, it came to light that the suspects on April 13, 2015 at about 6:00pm, a manager of a warehouse hired the services of Masahudu Haruna and Abudul Salam Amadu to convey goods to his warehouse.

After rendering this service, the two teamed up with other accomplices and went to the warehouse the next day to break and steal 68 bales of lining materials valued at GH¢ 65,000 and resold them.

They would be put before court for trial soon after investigations are over.

By Linda Tenyah
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