Alleged Taxi Driver Murderer Arrested


The Tema Police Command has arrested 28-year- old Francis Akpanya Sackey for allegedly murdering a taxi driver.
murdererSackey, who is a security man at Pioneer Food Company, was nabbed by the Tema Regional Police Patrol Team at Kpone junction at about 0200 hours on October 1.
Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Mathew Appiagyei, Tema Regional Police Second in Command, told newsmen that Sackey was driving a taxi when he was arrested.
ACP Appiagyei said police personnel suspected the taxi to have been stolen when they noticed it had a number plate at the front but none at the rear.
A further search on the car revealed one locally manufactured pistol, two live cartridges, one sharp knife and one BBL multimedia subwoofer system.
Other items found in the taxi were one portable DVD player, two military camouflage shorts and two screw drivers.
He said Sackey was arrested and sent to the Tema Regional CID for further investigation when he could not give any reason for possessing those items.
According to the Police, on the same day at about 0700 hours, information reached the Command that a dead body had been found on the Tema Manhean cemetery road which links Kpone to the Manhean.
Police went to the scene and a search on the body revealed a driver?s license, two zenith bank and Data Link University ID cards bearing the name Edward Jojo Acquah, aged 28.

ACP Appiagyei said one Ms Anita Aklamamu went to the police station and identified the taxi as belonging to her and the deceased as the driver she employed to drive the taxi.
Ms Aklamanu told the police that the original car number was GE 3532 X and not the GT 8733 Q found on it at the time of the arrest.



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