Investigations ongoing as GHc45,000 is taken by thieves from a toll booth

Investigations ongoing as GHc45,000 is taken by thieves from a toll booth

- The policeman, Napoleon Dzonyoh and the tollbooth supervisor, Theophilus Ankoma, are currently being questioned by the police

- Tema Regional Police Commander, DCOP George Tuffour, however suspects it is an inside job

- The Tema Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Joseph Darkwa stated that Napoleon Dzonyoh is likely to be charged with abandonment of post

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A police officer, Napoleon Dzonyoh, is being questioned in a case involving the alleged theft of GHc45000 from a toll booth supervisor.

Investigations ongoing as GHc45,000 is taken by thieves from a toll booth

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The amount, representing proceeds for 3 days toll collection was reportedly taken from the Tema Motorway tollbooth.

Information obtained from www.3news.com reveals that the police are inclined to believe it is an inside job.

The primary suspects in the case are reported to be a police officer who was on duty at the time of the incident, and the tollbooth supervisor.

They are currently being questioned by the Tema police.

According to information available, armed robbers stormed the Tema end of the tollbooth around 9:30pm on Sunday 5th November 2017.

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They allegedly made away with all revenue made Friday 3rd and Sunday 5th November 2017.

The Tema Regional Police Commander, DCOP George Tuffour, however believes that the incident was internally orchestrated.

He therefore ruled out the element of robbery.

He stated that “I will call it stealing instead of robbery because there is more to it than the eyes can see”.

Preliminary investigations suggest that there was no force applied to the tollbooth supervisor.

“The money was virtually handed over to these people”, DCOP Tuffour added.

He declined to further comment on the matter, but mentioned that full investigations have begun into the matter.

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The Tema Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Joseph Darkwa, told 3News.com that, Napoleon Dzonyoh, the policeman on duty at the tollbooth, claimed he was at the opposite side of the road at the time of the incident.

ASP Dzonyoh therefore argued that he was not aware the robbery was taking place as at the time it did.

According to ASP Darkwa, the tollbooth supervisor, Theophilus Ankoma, also stated that the safe was unlocked as at the time the robbers arrived.

He stated that Ankoma sustained minor cuts on the head.

He also added that the officer would be subjected to disciplinary action for ‘abandoning’ his duty post.

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