Two Nigeriens, a husband and a wife, Jamal Mahamadu, 28, Naser Mahamadu, 27, have been arrested by the Police in Brong Ahafo region after they stole nearly Ghc16,000 from a shop, selling construction materials in Tamale.
According to Rainbow Radio’s Prince Kwane Tamakloe, the two , approached the shop owner, Aminu Haruna and introduced themselves as charity workers who were building mosques for some Muslims in the region’s remote villages.
The suspects reportedly lured the the owner that were buying some building materials for the charity work
Superintendent Kusi Appiah, the Regional Crime Officer,aid the husband managed to engage the shop owner in a conversation and was able to convince him to take a walk away from the office where the money was kept.
According to the Crime Officer, the wife who was left behind then sneaked into the room and picked the money; GH15, 400.00, from a drawer.
The two left the shop area almost immediately after the heist in a Toyota Corolla vehicle but an informant was able to identify the registration number of the vehicle as GE 4547-18.
The police he noted received a wireless message after the shop owner reported the issue, informing officers across the region about the crime.
The vehicle was later intercepted by police at Techiman in the Brong Ahafo region few hours after the wireless message. He said a search by officers found the amount and the two were taken into custody.
The crime officer said the two had been transferred to Tamale and have been charged with conspiracy to steal and stealing.
They are expected to have their first appearance in court today, Wednesday 13, to face the charges.
The police revealed the couple were already on a wanted list for stealing GH3,000 from a mobile money vendor three months ago.