The Ghanaian Times publication on the arrest of members of a car-snatching syndicate, operating in the Greater Accra Region, has resulted in the arrest of another person belonging to the group.
Mr. Daniel Sackey, a taxi driver at Awutu Breku in the Central Region, identified Michael Donkor, also known as Abrefi, whose photograph was published in the August 23, 2016, edition of the newspaper, as the man who stole his Nissan Almera taxi with registration number GW 9335-16 at Dansoman in Accra.
Mr. Sackey, a complainant, with the aid of the publication, went to the Dansoman Police Station, and reported that Donkor was the person who hired him to convey him in the taxi from Awutu Breku to Accra, but later stole the taxi.
Chief Inspector Kwabena Adu told the Accra Circuit Court ‘One’ where the accused was arraigned on Monday, that he (accused) led the Kaneshie police to retrieve the taxi that had now been sprayed black and changed into a private car with a fake registration number GW 9247-16, from a hideout.
Donkor, a driver, who is currently under investigation together with other persons for robbery, connived with Alfred Zogli, also a taxi driver at Adabraka in Accra, and first accused, to rob the complainant of his taxi.
Chief Insp Adu said that Erasmus Adama Nketiah, who posed as a Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) operative, and another accomplice in the robbery, were yet to be arrested.
Mr. Aboagye Tandoh, the judge, remanded the accused into police custody until September 19, 2016.
By Castro Zangina-Tong