A man believed to be in his late 30s has been nabbed by police at Kumawu in the Ashanti Region for allegedly stealing five mobile phones during a church service at the final funeral rites of the late Member of Parliament for the Kumawu Constituency Hon Philip Atta Basoah.
The suspect who is yet to be identified was seen in the grip of police after she was reportedly caught red-handed taking a smart phone from one of the mourners at the funeral.
“One of the victims, Mary Akuoko, whom claimed to have lost two smart phones at the funeral in an interview with OTEC News Jacob Agyenim Boateng said she saw the suspect holding her bag while struggling to have her way in the crowd to see the late MP who had been laid to on bed”.
“I sensed something fishy about the man and so i check my bag only to discover my two that smart phones had gone missing”
“I report to police and pointed to the man, the police monitored his movement and later saw him stealing a phone from another person confirming my suspicion “
He was subsequently arrested and upon a search, some five phones were seen on him including my phones”.
The suspect has since been taken into police custody at Kumawu assisting investigations.
The Late MP, Hon Philip Basoah died on March 27,2023.
He was however laid to rest on Saturday May, 20,2023.
Government delegation lead by the Vice president of Ghana Dr Mahamadu Bawumia was at the funeral to commiserate with the family.
Other high profile personalities from the ruling New Patriotic Party NPP and the National Democratic Congress NDC were also at the funeral to solidarized with the family.
Source: Ghana/otecfmghana.com/Jacob Agyenim Boateng