Naked Thief Arrested In Minister’s House
The suspect being held by security personnel
The police in the Western Region have
commenced investigations into the circumstances under which a supposed drug
addict entered the residence of the Western Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah
last Saturday to steal.
The suspect, Emmanuel Kumi, 21,
allegedly scaled the wall and entered the residence of the minister located along
the Beach Road in Takoradi at about 4:30am on Saturday.
He then sneaked into the kitchen and
other rooms to steal the items such as biscuits, drinks, jeans trousers,
children’s bicycle and a photograph of Mr. Okyere Darko-Mensah and the National
Chief Imam, Sheikh Nuhu Sharubutu.
DAILY GUIDE gathered that a relative of the minister, who
was washing at the time, saw the ‘thief,’ who was naked and raised an alarm
which prompted the regional minister to call the police who quickly rushed to
the house to arrest the suspect.
The paper also gathered that when the
naked thief was arrested he was smelling of alcohol.
An ex-police man, Fredrick Osei
Bobbie, who claimed he assisted the police to arrest Kumi, confirmed that the
suspect was intoxicated.
The regional minister was preparing
to welcome the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia to the region for a Ramadan
visit on that fateful Saturday morning.
Initial reports suggested that the
suspect entered the minister’s private residence and attempted to kill him.
DSP Olivia Ewurabena Adiku, Western
Regional Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), told DAILY GUIDE that the
suspect entered the residence purportedly to steal.
She indicated that the statement of the minister was taken by the police while the suspect was kept in custody pending the investigations.
From Emmanuel Opoku, Takoradi