The Kintampo Divisional Police Command has detained a police officer for allegedly stealing a motorcycle and other things from the Ghana Police Service.
According to sources, Corporal Christian Adjei Boateng was apprehended after a colleague noticed him pushing a Honda motorcycle with the registration number M–15–UW – 2071 across the road in front of the Police station, where a motorcycle fitting shop is located.
When the complainant and another officer arrived at the fitting shop, they discovered that the Corporal was not there.
The Divisional Crime Officer, DSP Edmund Agyemang Badu, and other groups of investigators conducted a search at his Kintampo home.
In a statement released by the Divisional Police Command; “The search revealed the following items in his single room self-contained rented apartment; 10 live AK 47 assault rifle ammunition, Body Armour, Dead Body Bag, Ballistic Helmet and wrap of dried plant substance suspected to be narcotics.”
The suspect admitted ownership of the substance said to be Indian hemp and the other items. He also confessed to smoking Indian hemp, so the dried plant material was what he had purchased for smoking.
He, on the other hand, has neglected to reveal his source of supply and has also failed to present any legal written authorization to hold it.
“The police officer suspect also admitted to stealing the AK 47 ammunition and the other police accoutrements but again failed to mention where he stole same them from”, the statement added.
“Meanwhile, suspect G/L/Cpl. Christian Adjei admitted the offence of stealing the motorbike in his cautioned statement to police in the presence of an independent witness”.
Also, reports of the incident will be sent to the Regional Headquarters within 48 hours.