A security man stationed at the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) Impounding Yard who stole and sold one of the impounded vehicles on the eve of Christmas for GH¢1,000 has been arrested by the ministries police.
Speaking to the GNA in an interview, Assistant
Superintendent of Police (ASP) Albert Fii Ochil, and District Commander of the Ministries District Police, said when the police apprehended Anthony Amatei, he had collected GH¢400 as part payment for the unregistered KIA Avela saloon car.
He said on December 25, Mr. John Yentumi, a Director of the 24 Hour Towing Service who is in charge of the AMA impounding yard, had a tip-off that Amatei was on the verge of selling an unregistered KIA Avela to one Anthony Isaac Sackey, a trader, for GH¢1,000.
Mr. Yentumi sent some people to watch the premises but when the people arrived at the area the car was nowhere to be found.
Mr Ochil said Mr. Yentumi then reported the matter to the police and Amatei was arrested. During interrogations, Amatei confessed to stealing the car.
According to Amatei, he sold the car for GH¢1,000 to Sackey and he had collected part payment of GH¢400.
The police followed up and arrested Sackey who confirmed buying the car and retrieved it at Teshie.
Amatei and Sackey have been put before a Circuit Court in Accra.
While Amatei is facing a charge of stealing, Sackey is being held for dishonestly receiving.
They have both pleaded not guilty and the court has admitted them to bail in the sum of GH¢ 90,000 with two sureties to reappear on January 21, 2009.