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Tafo Pankrono Police goes after Krofrom-East Unit Committee Member for stealing COVID 19 food

By:brightwebtv.com/nana asare barimah

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Tafo Pankrono Police Command thursday afternoon arrested a member of the Krofrom-East Unit Committee for hoarding food meant for the vulnerable in the Manhyia North Constituency.

The Department had also commenced investigations into the activities of some of the persons who were in charge of the distribution of government food in the constituency.

Speaking to media men at the station, ASP Koranteng Nketia, District Crime officer said the Police had reports of some persons engaged in thievery.

Upon a search in one of the suspects room at the constituency, the Officer said 11 separate bags that contained rice, gari and sardines, 5 boxes of tomato paste and 4 and half crates of eggs were found in the room.

ASP Nketia noted that though the items were found in the room of the suspect the Police would still carry out further investigations into the matter.

This, he maintained was right since the suspect had right to equal hearing and justice.

He disclosed that the suspect had denied stealing the food rations meant for the vulnerable but was keeping it for some persons who had travelled during the sharing of the items.

The Officer wondered why food which was meant for 11 persons was still in the house of the suspect but cautioned that the law will be followed to unravel all the issues.

A member of the Krofrom-East Unit committee who was at the Police Station wondered why her name had been mentioned in the case.

Speaking on strict anonymity, the aged woman said she was surprised that the suspect is claiming that he was keeping some of the rations for her.

She disclosed that she travelled before the food arrived in the constituency.

Meanwhile, at the time of leaving the Police Station one George Owusu popularly known as Wofa Atta was penning down his statement after he was arrested for being part of the hoarding activity.

Source: Rawgist


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