Police arrest driver for attempting to sell owner’s taxicab

The suspect by the taxicab, Photo: Ghana Police

A man who attempted to sell off his employer’s Kia Picanto vehicle at Agbogloshie in Accra has been arrested by the police.

Phillip Sam, 25, has been using the vehicle as a taxi cab driver on a ‘work and pay’ agreement for only two weeks.  

According to the Greater Accra Police Command, Sam, on September 5, 2020, had engaged a prospective buyer on the sale of the vehicle in his possession.

As he was being monitored by the police, he tendered in the car expecting to be paid an amount of ¢10,000.00. The police swiftly moved in to arrest him and retrieved the car as well.

Police said on Thursday, September 10, 2020 that investigations have started, adding that the suspect is being processed for court.

Two carjacking suspects shot dead at Asamankese

This comes on the back of a rising spate of vehicle theft in parts of Accra and Kumasi. 

On August 27, Police shot and killed two suspected carjackers after they struck the owner of a Nissan Murano vehicle in Accra.

They were said to have fled with the vehicle from Accra to Asamankese where they were intercepted by the police during a dawn operation.

The Greater Accra Regional Police Command said in a statement that the two were killed after sustaining gunshot wounds as they engaged the uniformed men in a fierce crossfire.

One other accomplice identified as Erasmus Somuah Sekyi was however arrested in the process, the statement said.

The Nissan Murano vehicle has since been retrieved as police detain the suspect to assist investigations.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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