Driver Grabbed For Stealing Master’s Car

The suspect

Personnel
from James Town police station have arrested a 33-year-old driver who stole his
master’s Hyundai Mighty vehicle and later offered it for sale at a cost of GH¢18,000
at Akyem Maase in the Eastern Region.

The
suspect, Abubakar Sadique Wumbei, a spare driver, according to the police,
broke into his master’s apartment at James Town to steal the vehicle’s documents,
as well as its keys, with the aim of selling the vehicle at Akyem Maase.

He
was caught when a family member of the complainant spotted the vehicle being
used by another person while on his way to Kwahu in the Eastern Region.

The
Accra Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Deputy Superintendent of Police
(DSP) Effia Tenge, told the media that on November 22, 2019, the complainant,
aged 76, went to James Town police station and reported that he parked his
Hyundai Mighty vehicle with registration number GS 3770-18 at Arena lorry
station but moments later he noticed that the vehicle had been stolen. 

She
said the complainant said he suspected one Abubakar Sadique Wumbei, a temporary
driver he had hired, as the culprit.

She
said further investigations conducted by the police revealed that suspect
Abubakar Sadique Wumbei, a native of Bimbilla, hired as a temporary driver
by the complainant, broke into the room of the complainant, and stole the
vehicle’s keys and documents.

DSP
Tenge said the suspect had been arrested and was being prepared for court
for the offences of unlawful entry, stealing, defrauding by false pretence and
perjury.

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BY Linda Tenyah-Ayettey

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