Police arrest robbery suspects at T’di port

From Alfred Adams, Sekondi

THE Western Regional Police Command, last Saturday, arrested a group of robbers who broke into a warehouse at the Takoradi Port to steal ammonium. This has raised security concerns at the port, over how the robbers managed to beat security and enter to steal ammonium.

The robbers had managed to outwit security at the port to offload the two trucks carrying the substance, but in the process of taking them, one of the vehicles broke down, leading to their arrest.

The police first arrested the driver of the vehicle, Ernest Nyarko, who after interrogation, gave out the identity of the other accomplice, Ernest Ofori Asante, who was subsequently arrested.

The Regional Police Commander, DCOP Mahama Haruna, addressing a press conference in Sekondi on Tuesday, noted that the police managed to arrest the robbers, based on collaboration between the port officials and the Panther Unit of the Ghana Police Service.

He added that the police was still investigating how the robbers managed to break into the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) warehouse.

Meanwhile, the police have also arrested two women from Elmina, who deal in the sale of Indian hemp. They are Efua Mensiwa and Esi Ninsin. The two, according to the police, were arrested after they asked one Kojo Mensah to send the Indian hemp to Takoradi.

The Police Commander added that when Kojo Mensah was arrested, he revealed the identity of the ringleaders.

He said when the police went to the rooms of the two females, large quantity of Indian hemp was found.

Esi Ninsin, according to the Police Commander, admitted ownership of the stuff, but the other denied knowledge.

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