The Special Weapon and Tactics division of the Upper West Regional Police command have arrested five teenagers at Wa in the Upper West Region upon a tip off.

The suspects who are natives of Wa succeeded in stealing at Wapaani and Dobile, suburbs of Wa municipality during the wee hour of Sunday May 10, 2020.

The suspects are Richard Ababa- 17 mason, Amemunu Musazu – 16 aluminum glass fabricator, Fuseini Haruna – 17 student, Sita Rahinatu – 16 student and Ibrahim Karim student, dishonest receiver.

Items retrieved from the suspects consist of six (6) used home theater, one (1) strong decoder which were stolen, were found dumped in a room at Wapaani whilst one (1) 26 inches new brand flat screen television found in possession of Ibrahim karim.

A statement issued and signed by the Upper West Regional PRO of the Ghana Police Service Inspector Gideon Ohene Boateng said investigations conducted by the Regional Police command revealed that, the suspects began their activities at 11:50 pm of May 10, 2020 and when they realized that they were behind time, kept the items in that particular room and sold the 26 inches flat screen to Ibrahim Karim at a cost of Gh 350.00 of which he paid one hundred Ghana Cedis remaining Ghc 250.00 at 8:50 am on May 11, when their plot leaked.

According to the statement the suspects will be arraigned before court after investigations conducted.

The Upper West Regional Police Commander, DCOP Mr. Francis Aboagye Nyarko thanked the community for their support and urged them to assist the police with information to help combat crime in the region.


Morris Banaamwine


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