Man grabbed for seizing cars from judge, banker

A leader of a gang that allegedly robbed a Circuit Court Judge and a banker of their cars has been arrested by the police in Accra.

Nene Tetteh,36, a car dealer was arrested last week while his accomplices, Kofi Lawton, Robert Tackie and Nana Ackah, who were arrested earlier have been put before court for using the vehicles they robbed from the banker and judge to swindle other victims.

Tetteh is in the custody of the police assisting in investigations.

The Accra Regional Police Command, Public Relations Officer (PRO), Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Effia Tenge disclosed these to The GhanaianTimes in Accra yesterday.

She said on April 6, the victim (name withheld) spotted an unregistered Hyundai Accent Saloon car, belonging to the banker, parked at Westland Accra, which was advertised for sale with cell phone number 0265024350 embossed on the car.

ASP Tenge said the victim called the number and spoke to one Agyapong on phone and they agreed on GH¢25,000 as the cost of the car.

The Police PRO said Agyapong told the victim that he would send one of his errand boys to bring the car to him for inspection.

“Not too long after, the victim received a call from another person who claimed he was directed by Agyapong to come and show him the car he (victim) wanted to buy,” ASP Tenge said.

She said the two inspected the car, and they later drove to Agbogba junction, in Accra, and met one Kofi Lawton, supposed owner of the vehicle.

ASP Tenge indicated that the victim made payment of GH¢25,000 to Lawton, and a receipt was subsequently given to him.

She said Lawton instructed the errand boy to accompany the victim for documents of the car at Adjirigano so that he would return and take custody of the car at Agbobga.

She said whiles the two set off to the roadside to board a taxi, the errand boy told the victim to wait for him so that he would go to Lawton and collect money for lorry fare.

ASP Tenge said the victim waited for several hours, but the errand boy did not return, prompting him (victim) to return to where the car was parked, but could not find the car and the two suspects.

She said a report was made to the police on May 13, this year, when the victim spotted a Toyota Fortuner with the same phone number embossed on it.

“ASP Tenge said the victim feigned interest and Lawton, Robert Tackie and Nana Ackah were arrested.

ASP Lawton in his caution statement admitted taking the money from the victim.

She said investigations had revealed that the Fortuner vehicle was robbed from a Circuit Court Judge and the Hyundai, a banker.

By Anita Nyarko-Yirenkyi

 

 

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