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Lockdown: 5 thieves arrested at Kumasi yam market

Five (5) persons who are taking advantage of the lockdown to steal wares of market women selling essential commodities in the Kumasi central market have been arrested.

Market women on Wednesday [April 1, 2020] complained that some unscrupulous persons are taking advantage of the situation to loot their shops and steal wares of traders at the blindside of the security agencies.

Armed with the information, the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) taskforce put strategies in place and succeeded in arrested the five suspected thieves for allegedly stealing tubers of Yam at Kumasi Central Market

The suspects have since been taken to the Zongo Police Station for further interrogation and would be arraigned before court.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo last week by Executive Instrument (EI) announced a lockdown in some parts of the country as part of measures to curtail the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

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