No mercy Amputee, two others arrested for shop burglaries

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The three suspects, Sadat Sulleman (seated), Tanko Salifu and Adisa Issa after their arrest play

The three suspects, Sadat Sulleman (seated), Tanko Salifu and Adisa Issa after their arrest

Items retrieved from the suspects included cosmetics, fake currencies, $100 carbon paper, four bundles of price stickers and a bunch of keys.

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Three persons, including a 35-year-old amputee and his girlfriend, have been arrested for allegedly being the masterminds behind shop burglaries in some parts of Accra.

Sadat Sulleman was arrested in a hotel at Darkuman in Accra where he lodged with his girlfriend, Adisa Issa, 18, and the other member of his gang, Tanko Salifu, 35.

Briefing journalists, the Accra Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police Mr Christian Tetteh Yohuno, said the police found the three removing price tags from some electrical appliances they were suspected to have stolen after breaking into a shop at Santa Maria in Accra.

Shop burgled

He said on September 23, 2016, the gang broke into an electrical appliance shop at Santa Maria and made away with some items and they were arrested on October 7, 2015.

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According to him, the police, in the course of their investigations, found that Sulleman was the leader of the group and had been involved in several shop burglaries at Odorkor, Kwashieman, Fadama, Baah Yard, North Kaneshie, Abeka and other areas in Accra. 

“The last time the police arrested him he was on two rotten feet, but this time round one of his legs has been amputated and so he walks with the help of crutches but continues to burgle, in spite of his present predicament,” he said.

He added that the police also gathered that the gang had been breaking into shops and transporting the stolen items to Kumasi.

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“In a week they can travel about three times to Kumasi. Salifu is the one who runs the errands on behalf of the leader, Sulleman,” he said.

Items retrieved from the suspects included cosmetics, fake currencies, $100 carbon paper, four bundles of price stickers and a bunch of keys.

Others were a cutter, two screw drivers and one pinch bar.

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