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Policeman Arrested For Stealing Cement



The Nyinahin Police have detained a policeman who planned with a tricycle driver to break into an unfinished house owned by another officer.

According to reports, Corporal Lansah Umar, who is now on leave and assigned to the Ashanti North Region’s Asaam District, hired 25-year-old Mohammed Seidu to help him steal the things and transport them to an unspecified place.

200 bags of cement, including the ones that were taken, were held in the unfinished structure owned by a driver for the Ghana Police Service named Sergeant John Opoku Agyemang.

Details show that he had gotten a call saying that robbers were in his recently built house with a tricycle stealing his cement, according to the caller.

He also alerted a police patrol team, which immediately set out for the address and came across a Royal tricycle with the license plate M-30-AS 9130 carrying bags of cement. When the rider saw the team, he abandoned the tricycle and fled on his heels.

Suspect Mohammed Seidu was apprehended after traces of the exhibit tricycle were found, and during questioning, he identified Corporal Lansah Umar as the one who drove him there to deliver the cement on his behalf.

The aforementioned Corporal was also detained; he confessed to using Mohammed Seidu’s services and informed police that they had previously delivered 12 sacks of cement to his home in the Nyinahin area of Twere Nyame.

The Patrol team and the investigator attended the crime scene at Twere Nyame, where the suspects took the cement, together with the District Commander, DSP. Jerry James Amekah. Upon inspection, it was discovered that the suspects had smashed the door of one of the chambers where Sergeant Opoku Agyemang stored 200 sacks of cement to finish his home.

The suspects’ pick axe was also discovered laying next to the broken door.

The squad also went to the suspect Corporal Lansah Umar’s home, where he showed the police the 12 bags of stolen cement.

Both have now been held while they await being accused of stealing and doing damage to property in court.

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