Police officer steals iPhone

A police constable has been interdicted over alleged theft of an I-Phone belonging to a Chinese couple.

Constable Emmanuel Sarpong of the Visibility Department in Kumasi initially denied committing the crime but later shifted position and made a confession.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Kwaku Ampofo Duku, Deputy Ashanti Regional Commander, confirmed this to newsmen and said the suspect would be put before court.

Sarpong was part of a police team sent on patrol duty at the Paraku Estate in Kumasi on April 29 and it was there that he stole the phone from the couple.

A car carrying Wei Haimi and the wife Lang Ging had pulled up at a checkpoint mounted by the police and under the pretext of searching the vehicle, the suspect picked the phone without being noticed.

Mr Wei and Lang later detected the theft and drove back to the checkpoint where they met another officer, who led them to make a formal report to the Regional Criminal Investigations Department.

The patrol team was questioned and Sarpong, who had vehemently denied stealing the sophisticated phone later, confessed, and told investigators that he had given it to a phone dealer to sell it for him.

It has since been recovered from the dealer. GNA

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