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Ghana: Four Chinese nationals arrested for stealing 30 bundles of electricity cables

Ghana police have arrested four Chinese citizens for stealing electricity cables meant for national projects in the Nsawam-Adoagyiri Municipality located in the Eastern Region of the West African country.

The suspects, Lianwei, 38, Tian Xiuwei, 41, Su Meng and Zhang Chenming, both aged 55 reportedly stole 30 bundles of cables plus some quantity of unbundled cables which belongs to the Ghanaian Energy Ministry.  

Reporters following the case revealed that the suspects were picked up at the premises of a company identified as CK Aluminum Company Limited aluminum on Thursday after a tip off from a community member.

According to the police, investigations reveal that the driver of the KIA truck which was hired to convey the cables was totally unaware of the planned thievery. 

The regional Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Police service, DSP Ebenezer Tetteh told reporters from Ghana’s Daily Graphic that further investigations show that the Chinese Nationals do not work with the above-mentioned company.

Some commentators alleged the four were going to sell the electric cables to the company. The police however assured that proper investigation will be conducted into the matter.

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