A police officer who conspired with a tricycle operator to break into an uncompleted house belonging to another officer has been arrested by the Nyinahin Police.
Corporal Lansah Umar stationed at Asaam District in the Ashanti North Region is reported to have engaged the services of 25-year-old Mohammed Seidu to steal and hide the cement at a secret location.
The stolen bags of cement were part of 200 that had been kept in the uncompleted building belonging to Sergeant John Opoku Agyemang who is a driver with the Ghana Police Service.
Sergent Agyemang received a call that thieves were at his uncompleted house with a tricycle stealing his cement.
Agyemang then informed a police Patrol team which quickly moved towards the uncompleted building, they met a tricycle carrying cement away from the site, rider took to his heels and abandoned the cement.
The officers went after the rider who later confessed that another police officer Corporal Lansah Umar was the mastermind behind the stealing
The said Corporal was also arrested and he admitted to engaging the services of Mohammed Seidu and also told Police they had already taken 12 bags of the cement to his house at Twere Nyame a suburb of Nyinahin.
The District Commander, DSP. Jerry James Amekah together with the Patrol team and the investigator visited the scene of the incident at Twere Nyame.
On inspection, the door of one of the rooms where Sergeant Opoku Agyemang kept 200 bags of cement to complete his house was damaged by the suspects.
The team also visited the house of suspect Corporal Lansah Umar where he pointed to Police the 12 bags of cement they earlier stole. Both have since been detained to be arraigned before a court.