A 25-year old taxi driver at Agbogloshie, who together with one other person, scaled the wall of the house of an 81-year old man and used cutters to breach the burglar-proof to steal two television sets belonging to the old man has been arrested.
Razak Farouk and his accomplice, whose name has only been as Salam, drove and packed his Opel Astra taxi with registration number GW 7509 – 13 near the property of the aged man, George Mari Osei, and climbed over the wall.
Unknown to them some people in the neighborhood were watching them from afar and they placed a distress call to the police patrol team.
The patrol team responded, managed to catch Farouk before he could escape but Salam managed to slip through. Farouk has already appeared before an Accra Circuit Court charged with conspiracy to steal, stealing, unlawful entry and causing unlawful damage.
There is also the added charge of possession instruments intended for unlawful entry. Farouk told the circuit court presided over by Mrs. Baah Torsu that he is not guilty of any crime.
The court ordered that he should be held in prison remand.
He will be making his next appearance on Wednesday, April 9, 2022. Police Chief Inspector Martin Acheampong told the court that the police received a distress call that a taxi and its occupants suspected to be criminals had been parked at some place.
A patrol team was quickly directed to the place where they arrested Farouk before he could run away.
The other person who was with him however managed to escape. The police found in the taxi two television sets, a screw driver and an industrial cutter.
Farouk and his accomplice, Salam, he said used the cutter to breach the burglar-proof steal the television sets from the house of Mr. Osei.
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