2 Fake BNI Officials Grabbed For Robbing Truck Driver

Two people who posed as officials of the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI)   and allegedly robbed a driver of a truck-load of rice worth GH¢154,000, have been arrested by the police.

Sabibu Abdulai, 33, driver, and Christopher Kwesi Salasi, 45, unemployed and two others, now on the run, were said to have robbed their victims when they were on their way to deliver the goods from Tema to the owner at Assin Fosu in the Central Region.

The suspects were said to have later sold the rice for GH¢40,000 to one Alhaji at Kasoa in the Central Region.

The Odorkor District Police Commander, Superintendent Abraham Acquaye, told The Ghanaian Times yesterday that on March 19, at about 10:00 pm, the complainant James Atta Kwesi, in charge of a Benz truck with registration number ER4283-C, carried 1,200 bags of rice to be delivered to Kojo Asare in Assin Fosu.

He said on reaching the NI highway at Kwashieman Traffic Lights, the two suspects together with their accomplices crossed the truck with their Nissan Almera private vehicle, pointed a pistol at them and ordered them to stop.

Supt Acquaye said the suspects introduced themselves as national security officials and accused them of failing to go through the axle machine on the Motorway.

He said the suspects at gun point, arrested the driver and his mate and pushed them into their Nissan vehicle and left two of their accomplices to guard the vehicle.

“The suspects drove their victims to the Tema Motorway direction, and on reaching a section of the road, the suspects forcibly took GH¢100 from them and abandoned them on the way,” he said.

Supt Acquaye said the driver and his mate went to Kwashieman for their truck but realised the suspects had taken the truck-load of rice away.

They therefore, lodged a complaint with the Odorkor Police Station.

The District Commander said during investigations it was revealed that the rice was sold to one Alhaji at Kasoa.

The suspects, he said changed the number plate and the colour of the truck and later used it for commercial business for carting goods from Accra to the Volta Region.

Supt Acquaye said on May 17, police arrested Sakibu with the truck at Atimpoku in the Eastern Region whilst he was on his way to Ho in the Volta Region.

“Sakibu mentioned Salasi and he was apprehended by the police at Nungua and they admitted the offence,”Supt Acquaye said

He said the police has mounted a search for the arrest of their accomplices and urged the public to volunteer information for their arrest. By Anita Nyarko

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