The Police in Bawku in the Upper East region, have arrested one Solomon Alima 28 years and Mumuni Bawa, 33 years for stealing and dishonestly receiving respectively.
Suspect Alima sold a stolen motorbike to suspect Bawa and when they were exchanging motorbikes for cash at the dawn of Sunday 4th July 2021, the Police arrested them following a tip-off.
A search at the residence of Bawa at Gingande a suburb of Bawku, led to the retrieval of another motorbike and eight fake motorbike registration numbers shown in the attached picture.
Several notes of dollars (USD) suspected to be fake were also retrieved. Suspect Bawa admitted to the regular purchase of stolen motorbikes from different persons and sale of same at Bawku and surrounding communities or at Dapango, a community in neighboring Togo.
In another exercise, suspect Atampulgri Akolgo, 44 years was also arrested for the robbery of a motorbike by the Regional Police.
Police warns of the previous sale of stolen motorbikes to innocent purchasers and encourage such purchasers to come forward to assist the investigation.