There was a drama at Akyem Tafo in the Eastern region when a car thief, snatched a car from a military officer in a broad daylight on Sunday.
Sargent Eric Okyere Agyapong, a physical training instructor of the North military command Headquarters, Tamale, is currently on attachment at the army recruiting training school shai hills at about 1:40 pm Sunday, October 10, 2021, visited his wife and children at Akyem Tafo.
His car, however, developed a mechanical fault, hence drove his wife's Hyundai elantra saloon car with registration number Er 490-21 with the wife on board to search for a mechanic to pick him to fix the car for him. The couple's met at the mechanic shop in the course of the conversation, the suspect suddenly jumped into the car of the couple, and the speed of the car.
The military officer hired a taxi to chased the suspect. The suspect who was speeding crashed into another vehicle upon reaching suhyen to the jumapo stretch of Bunso to koforidua highway.
The military officer raised an alarm which the youth in the area together with police at a nearby checkpoint came to the scene but the suspect resisted arrest.
He was pepper-sprayed several times and beaten before he was overpowered and arrested. He was later taken to the regional MTTD at the police headquarters koforidua.
The Akyem Tafo District police command led by ASP Fred kpetigo went to the regional police headquarters, koforidua, and met the suspect in handcuffs at the RMTTU charge office with a swollen face.
The suspect who was reticent,however, gave his name as nana Agyepong, he has been moved to Akyem Tafo District police command, treated, and discharged at new Akim Tafo government hospital.
The public relations officer of the Eastern regional police command DSP Ebenezer Tetteh told Kassapa news, the suspect is in police custody assisting the investigation while the partly damaged stolen car has been towed to a regional police headquarters.news source from kasapaonline.com
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