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2 grabbed in connection with missing Toyota hilux

Police in Tamale in the Northern Region have arrested two persons in connection with the missing Toyota hilux, belonging to the Savannah Regional Coordinating Council.

The Northern Regional Police Public Relation Officer (PRO), Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Mohammed Yussif Tanko, disclosed this to the Ghanaian Times in an interview, here on Tuesday.

He gave the names of the two suspects as Alhaji Suleimana Illiasu, the complainant, and person in whose custody the vehicle was, and Opoku Kwadjo Evans, the driver.

According to DSP Tanko, the two, who were arrested at early hours of Tuesday, were currently in police custody assisting in the investigations.

He stated that the police were not limiting their investigations to the two suspects, and that they are pursuing certain credible information.

“Police investigations are ongoing and any person who has any information that will assist the police should endeavour to volunteer same,” he stated.

One of the pick-up vehicles of the Savannah Regional Coordinating Council was missing somewhere last week, from the premises of one Alhaji Iliasu, a friend of the Savannah Regional Minister, Alhaji Adam Mahama Brahima.

The missing pick-up vehicle has created tension in the area as supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have given a five-day ultimatum to the Regional Coordinating Council to produce the vehicle or they would hit the streets.

However, New Patriotic Party supporters have accused the NDC supporters of being behind the theft, but the Savannah Regional Coordinating Council has remained silent on the issue, and on numerous occasions indicated that the matter was before the police.

FROM YAKUBU ABDUL-MAJEED, TAMALE

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