Savelugu: 26 stolen goats found in Taxi (Photos)


The Savelugu Police have arrested two persons for allegedly stealing goats.

The police found the stolen livestock in an Opel Astra with registration number BA 1538-12.

The suspected goat thieves were arrested at a snap checkpoint at the Savelugu Airport junction.

According to news portal myjoyonline, suspects, Haruna Zakaria, 23, who was driving, and his accomplice whose name has been given only as Saadi had loaded 26 goats with their mouths sealed with black sellotape in the car heading for Savelugu.

According to police sources, one of the suspects, Saadi, managed to escape and is being sought after by the police.

Savelugu Municipal Police Commander, DSP Twumasi Ankrah, who confirmed the incident, said the animals are currently with the police adding that 18 of the animals are still alive while the rest have died due to suffocation.

He said one goat also escaped when they were being offloaded from the vehicle.

DCOP Twumasi said the owner of the taxi – allegedly the receiver of the animals in Savelugu – is being sought after to assist the police with investigations.

The police appealed to residents around Choggu, where they suspect the animals might have been stolen from, to visit the command for identification and collection.

In other News: Soldier commits suicide at Burma Camp

A serving military officer with the Army Recruit Training School at Shai Hills, WOII, Robert Doku has allegedly committed suicide.

WO Doku’s limp body was discovered Friday dawn hanging by a rope tethered to a tree among some growths at Burma Camp, headquarters of the Ghana Armed Forces.

No cause has immediately been offered for Doku’s alleged suicide.

Sources at Burma Camp said that the police were called in to the crime scene to begin investigation, while the body has since been deposited at the 37 Military Hospital.

WOII Robert Doku previously was stationed at the Base Ordnance Depot.

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