E/R: Thief Arrested, Handcuffed To A Building Overnight
A cable thief has been arrested at Akyem Osiem by the residents and handcuffed to a building awaiting arrival of the police. Suspect who identified himself as Kwaku Abu was pursued and arrested at about 2 am Sunday by residents of the Saviour community carrying quantities of stolen copper cables packed in a sack. He however
claimed he stole all the items from Akyem Apedwa and was going to sell them at Koforidua but he did not have money to continue the journey. He was handcuffed to a building throughout night and expected to be handed over to the Akyem Osiem Police. Copper cable theft in buildings under construction have become a worrying
phenomenon for building owners in parts of the Eastern region. A few suspects arrested in the region were also established to be electricians by profession too.