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18.11.2008 Crime & Punishment

3 Arrested. For Stealing Nine Cows

By Daily Guide

Three men are in Police grips for allegedly stealing 9 cows at Tongo Baare in the Talensi-Nabdam District of the Upper East Region.

The men were arrested on the dawn of Sunday October 16 around 1:30 am at Bukere, a suburb of Bolgatanga, where they had approached a cattle farmer offering to sell the stolen cows for GH¢1,000, which was rather cheap considering the market price of about GH¢3,600.

The cattle farmer became suspicious in view of the price at which the three were offering the cattle; so he called in the Police who arrested the men.

A son of the owner of the stolen cattle, Mba Ante, who spoke to DAILY GUIDE at Bolgatanga, said his father found out a few days ago that the number of cattle in his ranch had reduced and immediately mounted a search for them in the area and in nearby communities.

A source close to the Police said one of the suspects was a native of Bolgatanga.

From Ebo Bruce-Quansah