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25.01.2012 Crime & Punishment

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By Ghanaian Chronicle
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By Dora Akyaa Asare
The Director General of Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC), Professor Edward H.K. Akaho and thirty-five other security men were yesterday rounded up by the Accra Regional Police Command on the charge of unlawful damage to properties belonging Anaiana International Company.

The suspects include the Chief Security officer of Atomic Energy Commission, Major Samuel Kuleke and Felix Adeku, an Administrator at GAEC are currently in police custody.

Briefing The Chronicle in Accra yesterday, the Accra Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Corporal Bright Kwabena Danso said on January 23, 2012, at about 9am, the Regional Police Command received a distress call from Kwabenya that some security men from the Atomic Energy Commission had damaged properties belonging to a Chinese construction firm, Anaiana International Company, located on the Dome-Kwabenya road.

According to him, based on the information they received, the Accra Regional Police Command immediately dispatched some police officers to the area to maintain law and order.

The suspects, according to Cpl. Danso, were ordered by the Director General to burn down the sales center of Anaiana International Company.

He said some of the properties set ablaze included two bulldozers, three polytanks, a generator, 4 air conditioners, laptops, telephones, a white van and temporal dormitories for workers.

Upon interrogation, the Director-General and the thirty-five suspects admitted the offence, Cpl. Danso noted.

He told The Chronicle that all the arrested suspects would be detained in police custody to pave way for investigations, in order to unravel the motives behind their illicit act, adding that the suspects would be screened and later processed for court to face the wrath of the law.

 
 
                                                                                                                                    

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