A businessman, who allegedly stole a set of furniture valued at GH¢3,750 has been arrested at Nsawam in the Eastern Region.
David Kofi Okai,the man was reported to have approached the victim at his shop and requested for the price of a set of furniture.
Briefing The Ghanaian Times, the Crime Officer of the Kpeshie Divisional Police command, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Emmanuel Osei Agbogah, said the suspect is in the custody of the police assisting in investigations.
He said at about 9.30am, on March 3, 2017 Okai on board a Kia truck went to the victim’s shop and selected three sets of furniture worth GH¢3,750.
He said Okai asked the victim to follow him to a bank where he would pay him, adding that the victim asked two of his apprentices to go with him.
DSP Agbogah said the suspect together with the apprentices boarded the Kia truck and set off with the furniture.
The Crime Officer, said upon reaching Danquah Circle in Accra, Okai pleaded with the apprentices to leave the truck loaded with the furniture and join him in a taxi cab, in order not to waste time.
He said the apprentices obliged and the cab drove them with Okaine to the bank.
The Crime Officer said at the banking hall, Okaine received a call and went outside to receive the call, but bolted.
He said the apprentices informed the victim about what had happened.
DSP Agbogah said the victim rushed to Danquah Circle to check if he could locate the truck carrying the furniture, but he could not locate it.
“The victim again traced the Kia further to Kasoa while the apprentices also engaged the services of a motorbike and traced same to Nsawam where one of the apprentices spotted Okaine in a Kumasi bound Sprinter bus,” he said.
DSP Agbogah said the police arrested Okai, and a search carried out on him, revealed different identification cards bearing different names but he had his picture on all of them.
He said the police have so far retrieved the furniture from the suspect’s house at Dome in Accra.
By Agnes Opoku Sarpong