Three out of five men who diverted container goods of a business importer valued thousands of Ghana Cedis to Gbawe and later sold them to prospective buyers, have been grabbed by the Accra Regional Police Command.
The suspects arrested were Hamza Yakubu, 26, Iddrisu Dauda, 27 and Amadu Shaibu, 28, while suspects Seth Kwarteng, 45, and Abu were at large.
The suspects were said to have sold half of the goods in the container before their arrest by the police.
Briefing DAILY GUIDE , the Accra Regional Police Commander, DCOP Patrick Eden Timbillah said on September 3, 2012, the victim in the case, also a business man, cleared a 40-footer container stuffed with used clothing including bags, toys and belts from the Tema Port through an agent by name Barfi.
The victim engaged the services of one Musa Mustafa, a driver in charge of DAF 95 articulated truck with registration number AS 3441 Z, to cart the goods to Kantamanto, Accra.
The driver ended up diverting the goods to an unknown destination.
On September 9, 2012, about 3:00 p.m., based on police intelligence, some of the goods were retrieved from the store of Seth Kwarteng who also dealt in used clothing at Kantamanto.
Seth denied knowledge of the theft when questioned by the police and mentioned one Abu as the person who brought the goods to his store for sale.
Further police intelligence disclosed that suspects Seth Kwarteng and Abu, now at large, took the goods to a warehouse at Gbawe CP last stop and were baling them.
Upon inspection at the warehouse, police detected a lot of bales of used clothing with tags and assorted used clothing yet to be baled.
The suspects and accomplices were being detained to assist in police investigations.
By Linda Tenyah