3 grabbed for burgling Chinese businessman

The suspectsThree people, who allegedly stole $40,000 and GH¢30,000 belonging to Zhu Runguang, a Chinese businessman, at Mamprobi-Bamboi in Accra, have been arrested by the Police.

Collins Opoku Manu,21,securityman of the businessman, Eugene Allon Nyame,19, and Micheal Opoku,32, former security man and driver of the victim reportedly stole the money, and set the apartment of the victim ablaze to cover the bad deed.

Two others accomplices, identified only as Micheal and Naiga, were being sought by the Police.

The Director of the Commercial Crime Unit of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Chief Superintendent (Chief Supt) Faustina Andoh Kwofie, confirmed the story to the Ghanaian Times in Accra, yesterday.

He said on July 5, the complainant traveled to Kumasi, and the three suspects and their accomplices broke into Runguang’s apartment.

Chief Sup Kwofie entered the room through the window, stole two laptops computers, security box containing $40,000 and GH¢30,000, and set the room ablaze.

He said the Ghana National Fire Service quenched the fire after extensive damage had been caused to the victim’s properties.

Chief Supt Kwofie indicated that flat screen television, official and personal documents, mobile phones, money counting machines and wardrobe with assorted clothing were destroyed by the fire.

He said the police arrested the suspects at hideouts at Accra and Offinso in the Ashanti region.

Chief Supt Kwofie said $6, 000 and GH¢4,500 have been retrieved from Manu, $7900 dollars and GH¢11,200 from Nyame, and $8,000, GH¢1, 212 and flat screen Television from Opoku.

By Anita Nyarko-Yirenkyi

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