- Three men have been arrested for attempting to drown two masons in a manhole
- The masons were accused of stealing iron rods
Three persons have been arrested for attempting to drawn two suspected thieves at Danfa, a suburb of Accra, after they were accused of stealing
The two masons, Kwaku Akorli and Hope Hortor, aged 51 and 28 respectively, were tied to bamboo sticks and submerged in a manhole filled with water after they were accused of stealing iron rods by the owner of the construction site where they worked.
For the timely arrival of the Adoteiman Police personnel after a distress call was placed, the two masons would have been drowned to death.
The Public Relations Officer of the Accra Regional Police Command, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Effia Tenge, explaining the issue said the police upon receiving the distress calls at about 1:30pm on Monday, November 26, 2018 went to the scene immediately.
According to her, the two men were found tied separately to the bamboo sticks suspended over the manhole at the construction site.
DSP Tenge said, when the two were rescued, they were very weak, with their clothes drenched in water and struggling to catch their breath.
DSP Tenge said investigations conducted by the police indicated that the cruel act was carried out by the owner of the building under construction, with the help of two others.
The owner of the building, Manasseh Adzroku and his two accomplices, Victor Harrison and Collins Amoako, have since been arrested by the police.
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