Corporal, 4 Others Arrested For Robbery

MOHAMMED ALHASSAN (IGP) (7)A 43-year-old prophet who allegedly tried to bribe a police officer with GH¢7,000  to have a case of robbery  at a warehouse in Tema settled out of the police station is in the grips of the Police Command, together with five accomplices including a Police Corporal, Kyei Mensah.

Prophet Elijah Attah Twum-Barimah of the Break Through Gate Church at Ashaiman Lebanon, offered the money to Deputy Superintendent (DSP) Christine Yevonu, who was the night duty officer, to release Jahlu Yahaya, Ibrahim Bawa, Godwin Atanu and Stephen Akwasi Djan on arrest.

One other policeman, Corporal Hope Katsekpor,  alleged to have also played a role in the robbery, is on the run.

Briefing the media, the Tema Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Beatrice Zakpa Vib-Sanziri, said at about 3:20 a.m. on Wednesday, the Police received information that a warehouse was being broken into.

At the scene, the police found  two Man Diesel trucks with registration numbers GT5985 R, and GR 6477 H, being driven by Jahlu Yahaya and Ibrahim Bawa respectively,  with  two other accomplices seated beside, and arrested them.

Investigations revealed that the suspects arrived at the Saphods Ventures Warehouse at about 3:00 am, assaulted the securityman on duty after which they broke into the warehouse and loaded the trucks with about 2000 bags of rice.

The Tema Regional Police Commander said investigations further revealed that Corporals Kyei Mensah and Hope Katsekpor were at the scene to provide cover for them, as they carried out the break in and also offered to escort them to their destination after loading the trucks.

On seeing the police patrol team, the two policemen took to their heels, leaving their Nissan Patrol vehicle with registration number GT8890 G behind

Prophet Twum- Barimah on hearing of the development, went to the Tema Regional Police Headquaters to negotiate for their release, DSP Yevonu feigned interest but got him arrested.

DCOP Vib-Sanziri said any policeman and woman who would act unprofessionally would not be covered but rather named and shamed to serve as a deterrent for others.

She commended the patrol team and DSP Yevonu for their honest and asked their colleagues to emulate them.

Meanwhile, investigation is on going, and Corporal Katsekpor,  being pursued.

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