The Nyinahin Police have detained a cop who planned to allegedly break into an unfinished house owned by another officer with a tricycle driver.
While on leave, Corporal Lansah Umar, who is assigned to the Ashanti North Region’s Asaam District, is rumoured to have hired 25-year-old Mohammed Seidu to help him steal the items and hide them.
The 200 bags of cement that were taken were among the 400 that had been stored in the unfinished structure owned by a driver for the Ghana Police Service named Sergeant John Opoku Agyemang.
Details show that he had gotten a call reporting that burglars were in his recently built home with a tricycle stealing his cement.
He also alerted a police patrol team, which promptly drove to the address and encountered a Royal tricycle with the licence plate M-20-AS 9130 carrying bags of cement. When the rider saw the patrol team, he abandoned the tricycle and fled on foot.
Suspect Mohammed Seidu was apprehended after traces of the exhibit tricycle were found, and during questioning, he identified Corporal Lansah Umar as the one who drove him there to deliver the cement on his behalf.
The officer was later arrested and he admitted to engaging the services of Mohammed Seidu and also told Police they had already taken 12 bags of the cement to his house at Twere Nyame a suburb of Nyinahin.
The Patrol team and the investigator attended the crime scene at Twere Nyame, where the suspects took the cement, together with the District Commander, DSP. Jerry James Amekah.
Upon inspection, it was discovered that the suspects had smashed the door of one of the chambers where Sergeant Opoku Agyemang stored 200 sacks of cement to finish his home.
The suspects’ pick axe was also discovered laying next to the broken door.
The squad went to Corporal Lansah Umar’s residence, where he showed the police the 12 bags of cement they had allegedly stolen.