Man in trouble after loosing GH¢20,000 at Kejetia Market
A man believe to be in his late thirties, around 35 to 39, has been given a beating of his life this afternoon. The man who is yet to be identified by Asafo Police officers, took a taxi from Manhyia roundabout to Adum to purchase some items. In his company was a brown bag and a polythene bag, which was fully sealed. The man wanted the taxi driver to drive him from Manhyia to Adum, then back to Manhyia. The driver charged him three hundred cedis for the in and out fare, because he didn't know the time they will come back. The man forced the taxi driver to stop the car at Gee roundabout, so he can ease himself. The driver was frustrated because of the heavy traffic, but he had no option than to stop.
The man took almost forty minutes to ease himself, at a location only he knows. The driver didn't see anything, for the forty minutes he was gone. He left his bag and the polythene in the car, whiles he went to the undisclosed location to ease himself. The driver parked at the funeral hearse house, in front of Gee, and waited for him. The driver was smart to take his three hundred Ghana cedis agreed money, before the start of the journey at Manhyia, so he had nothing to worry except waiting for the man.
He came back after wasting close to forty minutes, and instructed the driver to continue the journey. They got to Adum, where the taxi driver parked in front of the Adom coldstore, whiles the man went down to do his business. They arrived at Adum around 11 in the morning, and the man came back from his shopping at 1:20pm. The man instructed the taxi driver to head to the Neoplan station, so he can have lunch.
The driver did exactly that, and they went to the Neoplan station, where the man went to Fanta's to eat. All these while, the bag and the polythene bag was still in the car, and never did the man take any of it whenever he got down. Just after eating, was when the man started accusing the taxi driver of robbing him. The man accused the driver of taking his GH¢20,000 which was kept in fifty, and twenty cedis note bundles, in the bag. He started shouting for help, and call the taxi driver a thief. The scene rose the attention of customers eating at the restaurant, and taxi drivers at the Neoplan station, who came to hear the case.
The man blamed the taxi driver for taking his money, when he went to the Kejetia Market to do his shopping. He forgot to take the bag containing the money with him, when he was going for the shopping at the market. He accused the driver of stealing the money, whiles he was away. The driver Gyan, cried of foul play, that he knew nothing about the accusations and the money. The man who was neatly dressed in shirt and khaki trousers, had replicated gold watch on his wrist, to make it seem he was a prominent man. He tried holding the taxi driver by the throat, but drivers around, stopped him. They followed him to the Asafo police station to make a complaint, which will give the police the chance, to retrieve the stolen money for him instead of beating the taxi driver Gyan.
As Gyan tried to explain himself at the Asafo station, was when a man came from the crowd and requested to help. The man who came to the rescue of Gyan, told the police of the new tactics of robbers. They dressed in fine clothes, take you for a ride and places their things in the front seat. They pretend they having a running stomach, so they can excuse you for some time and later come back and blame you, for stealing their money. They will make a scene for others to come to their aid and in return, arrest you and force you to pay for a money you have no knowledge of. If the taxi driver doesn't have the money to pay, they will request you sell the car to pay or give the car to them.
The man Sammy, shared with the people that, the taxi driver might be innocent, and the man was lying. They have been doing it to most taxi drivers recently, especially new cars. Before the man could open his mouth to talk, the people went on him slapping, and beating him. They gave him several beatings, before the police recused him from the people. He has been placed at the Asafo police cells, waiting for investigations into the case. The taxi driver Gyan was also placed in the same cells, after police took his statement. Seven people from the crowd who were all taxi drivers from the Neoplan station, stood and requested bail for Gyan, who was the Manhyia taxi driver the man took. All the seven taxi drivers from Neoplan station, said they know Gyan as a taxi driver and the police should grant him the bail. The taxi drivers threatened to beat the man to death, if the police release him. He was still in police cells.
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