Suspected thief escapes arrest

Koforidua (E/R) – A man suspected of stealing iron rods from a building under construction in the Baakokrom Jehovah Witness (JW) residential area near Koforidua has escaped from being arrested by two police assistants.

The suspect was arrested together with the taxi driver whom he has contracted to convey the iron rods away, however, managed to escape when being taken to the Koforidua Railways Police Station.

The Police assistants were prompted by a farmer who saw the suspect moving iron rods from the construction site to his house and has disguised them by painting the iron rods with different colours to divert the attention of residents.

A source at the Koforidua Railways Police Station explained that the Police are putting in measures, such as increased armed patrols in the area especially at night.

According to Mrs Gifty Agyemang, a resident of the Jehovah Witness residential area, the police have assured them that investigations are on-going to re-arrest the suspect

Mrs Agyemang appealed to the public to always cooperate with the police to protect lives and property.

Source: Ghana News Agency