Three men, Nassiru Mohammed, Ibrahim Issah and Ramani Mohammed have appeared before the Duayaw Nkwanta Circuit Court for stealing three cows belonging to their master, Alhaji Alidu Akyidago.
The suspects, all fulanis pleaded not guilty and have been remanded in police custody with the case being adjourned to November 4, 2015.
Briefing the court presided over by Alexander Graham, prosecuting Detective Chief Inspector Tandor told the court that Nassiru is a headman for his master and was always supported by his friends, Ibrahim Issah and Ramani Mohammed in grazing their master's 30 cattle.
He said on September 24, Nassiru and his friends after sending the animals to the bush came back and told their master that two cows could not be found.
Nassiru told his master that he found out that the kraal had been broken by the animals as reported to him earlier by Ramani, his friend who had gone to lead the animals to graze.
Detective Chief Inspector Tandor told the court that Nassiru and his friends always milk the lactating cows every morning before sending them out but on that fateful day he told his boss that they did not milk the cows.
However, police investigations later revealed a lot of conspiracy tendencies; in that Nassiru and his friends went and milked the cows that morning and left traces of the milk behind. The broken part of the ranch also could not be caused by the animals as it was not broken but intentionally removed.
Though the suspects told their master that there were two cows that got missing it was later found out that a bull was also missing.
Alhaji Alidu, the owner in a chat with news men said the cost of the three animals would be about GH¢9,200.
Meanwhile, the trio pleaded not guilty and told the court that they would look for the missing cows and bring them during the next hearing.