E/R:Two Suspects Who Stole Fully Loaded Fuel Tanker Arrested By Anyinam Police Command

The Anyinam District Police Command has arrested two suspects in connection with the stolen fully loaded fuel tanker at Mankron near Teacher Mante stretch of the Accra to Kumasi highway.

The suspects were arrested when siphoning the fuel from the vehicle at a hide out area near Anyinam.

One was arrested at the scene whilst the rest escaped. Later, police arrested the second suspect when he attempted to sell some of the siphoned fuel.

Police have retrieved all the stolen fuel and loaded back into the tanker.

The suspects have been sent to Kibi Divisional police command.

Background.

A man dressed in Police uniform armed with AK-47 riffle accompanied by two plain cloth men allegedly stole the tanker vehicle fully loaded with fuel on Thursday evening.

The tanker with registration number GT-8109- 19 loaded with 54,000 liters of petrol from Accra towards Kumasi direction was stopped by the said police officer at about 9:00pm Thursday January 12,2023 at Okanta to Mankron stretch of the Accra to Kumasi Highways.

However, according to the driver Isaac Abban, because he was descending he could not stop abruptly but was chased by the police officer and his accomplices with a taxi cab.

The driver says the police officer got out of the taxi and in rambo style pointed the gun at him to get down.

He said he begged the police officer to sit in the tanker vehicle so they drive to the police station. However, the police officer rejected it .

He and the mate were arrested and forced into the taxi and drove to a house on the road instead of Amasaman police station as suggested by the police officer.

The driver alleged their mobile phones were seized whilst in unlawful custody.

The police officer however left two plain cloth men behind the tanker vehicle under the guise of protecting it.

The victims were released by the alleged police officer from their custody on Friday morning around 5:30am but the tanker vehicle was no where to be found.

The police officer had also absconded.

The driver suspected the tanker has been stolen by the gang and has since made report to Teacher Mante Police who have commenced investigation.

A witness Kwadwo Minta, said the Ayensuano District Police Commander was at the scene to facilitate investigation.

Source :Mybrytfmonline.com/Obed Ansah

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