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20.02.2009 Crime & Punishment

Three construction workers arrested for destruction of equipment


The Osu Police in Accra, have

arrested three workers of Bugri Naabu Construction Limited,

who allegedly diverted an excavator belonging to the company

for a private business, leading to the destruction of the 350,000-

dollar equipment.
The three; Joseph Kwame, operator of the excavator, Isaac

Edusei, an engineer of the company and William Njebichey an

accountant, who were arrested on Thursday, are assisting the

Police in their investigations.
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) John Anane, the

Crime Officer, told the Ghana News Agency in Accra, that the

workers were executing a road contract on behalf of the

company at Akante in the Eastern Region in September 2008,

when they diverted the heavy duty machine to a muddy site

He said the three accomplices collected 600 Ghana cedis

from the illegal contract and engaged the excavator, which got

stuck in a mud for a month, without informing the Managing

Director (MD) of the Company, Mr Daniel Bugri Naabu.

ASP Anane said when the MD got wind of the situation and

intervened to salvage the equipment, it was damaged beyond

He said the Police would prosecute the three accused

persons after it conclude its investigations.