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17.01.2011 Crime & Punishment

Madina Police Arrest 2 For Stealing 25 Sheep

By Jasmine Arku - Daily Graphic
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Two persons are in the grip of the Madina Police for allegedly stealing 25 sheep worth GH¢ 6,600 from a pen at Madina Zongo Junction.

The suspects are Suley Iddrisu, 17, and Rabiu Mohammed, 29, a butcher at Nima, who bought the stolen sheep.

A police source who confirmed this said on September 9, 2010, Mohammed Issa, owner of the sheep reported to the police that 13 of his sheep were missing from his pen at the Madina Zongo Junction.

The source said, according to Issa, on August 31, 2010, he left the sheep to graze and on their return at 4:30pm, he detected that 13 of them were missing.

The police source said the complainant returned to the Police Station on January 1, 2011 to report again that additional 12 of his sheep had been stolen again.

According to the source, upon that information, an investigative team went to the scene of the incident but could not make any arrest.

The source further added that on January 7, 2011, upon investigations, the team arrested Sulley Iddrisu, who claimed to live at Ogbojo, a suburb of Madina and a student at the Nuriyya Islamic School in Nima, trying to make away with another seven of the sheep belonging to Mohammed Issa.

The police source said when Iddrisu was apprehended, he admitted stealing the 12 sheep on January 1, 2011 but denied stealing 13 of the sheep on August 31, 2010.

According to the police, upon interrogations, Iddrisu said he sold the sheep to Rabiu Mohammed, a butcher for GH¢700 but was paid an initial amount of GH¢ 650.

The source said the butcher was subsequently arrested and he admitted buying the sheep at a cost of GH¢700 but could only pay GHC 650 and that he still owed Iddrisu a balance of GH¢50.

Meanwhile, the suspects were charged and arraigned before an Accra Circuit Court on January 12.

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