Manhunt launched for 27-year-old contractor for stealing drilling machine worth over GHc1.6m

Manhunt launched for 27-year-old contractor for stealing drilling machine worth over GHc1.6m

- A Circuit Court in Accra has issued a warrant for the arrest of a contractor for stealing

- The contractor who is identified as Swanzy Joe Nartey is believed to be hiding in Elubo and its environs

- He stole a hydraulic drilling machine worth GHc1,695,216

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Police have launched a manhunt for a contractor identified as Swanzy Joe Nartey for theft.

It follows the issuance of a warrant for his arrest by an Accra Circuit Court.

Manhunt launched for 27-year-old contractor for stealing drilling machine worth over GHc1.6m
Manhunt launched for 27-year-old contractor for stealing drilling machine worth over GHc1.6m
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Nartey allegedly stole a hydraulic drilling machine worth GHc1,695,216, YEN.com.gh gathered.

As seen in an announcement published in the Wednesday, April 21, edition of the state-owned Daily Graphic newspaper, the warrant for the immediate arrest of Nartey was issued on November 23, 2020, for the offence of stealing contrary to section 124 (1) of the Criminal Offences Act, Act 29/60.

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In the public announcement, the Head of Public Affairs Unit/CID, Deputy Superintendent Juliana Obeng said the 27-year-old suspect in August 2014 collected a hydraulic drilling machine from the complainant on work and pay system.

But he has since vanished and all efforts to trace his whereabouts proved unsuccessful.

He was last spotted in Takoradi and believed to be hiding in Elubo, Half Assin, or its environs.

The 5.4 feet tall Nartey is said to be dark in complexion with black hair and medium eyes.

Still in the courts, an Accra District Court discharged Daniel Obinim after the forgery case brought against him was dropped.

Angel Obinim was charged with conspiracy to publish false news and forgery. Facing trial with one Kwame Otchere, the founder and the leader of the International God’s Way Chapel pleaded not guilty to the charges leveled against him.

He was discharged after the prosecution led by Detective Sergeant Richard Amoah informed the court that the state wished to withdraw the charges against the accused persons.

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The court presided by Her Worship Rosemond Agyiri subsequently struck out the case as withdrawn and discharged the accused persons.

Background: Obinim was arrested by the police on the night of Tuesday, May 19, 2020, in his church. He allegedly faked a heart complication and was rushed to the hospital instead of the police station.

He was later discharged by the hospital and was finally taken to the Odorkor police station where he was arraigned before court.

He was slapped with two charges, publication of false news and forgery of documents.

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