Six persons have been arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in connection with the missing excavators and other equipment seized by operatives or Operation Vanguard.
Among the six is the Central Regional Vice Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Horace Ekow Ewusi who was arrested on Monday, February 2, 2020.
Mr Ekow Awusi was contracted to cart excavators and other vehicles and pieces of equipment seized by Operation Vanguard to designated areas for safekeeping.
His arrest follows a request made by the Minister of Environment, Science and Technology, Prof Frimpong Boateng to the CID to investigate the disappearance of the excavators.
The Criminal Investigation Department in a statement on Tuesday said the NPP Vice Chairman was arrested at Abelemkpe in Accra together with five (5) other accomplices.
Their names were given as Frederick Ewusi, Joel Asamoah, Adnan Haruna, Frank Gyan and John Arhin.
“Ekow Ewusi, Frederick Ewusi and Joel Asamoah have been cautioned on the offence of stealing while Adnan Haruna, Frank Gyan and John Add have been cautioned on the offence of abetment of stealing,” the CID said.
The six suspects are in police custody, the statement added, and assured that due processes will be followed.
Source: 3news.com | Ghana