Police in Sakumono has arrested four persons for dismantling a taxi which was snatched at gunpoint on the main Sakumono beach road.
The four, Yaw Badu, Musah Mohammed, Dermon Puplampu, and Ayuba Sagoe were arrested after a report of car-snatching was received by the police.
According to the owner of the taxi, he was hired by a passenger from Tema Community 1 to Nungua Barrier. While they were journeying, just around the train station area on the main Sakumono-Tema Beach Road, the passenger asked him to park for him to urinate.
After urinating, the driver said the passenger pulled a gun out and out of fear, he took to his heels for his life.
The passenger according to the driver drove off with his taxi.
However, Police intelligence gathered that a taxi is being dismantled around the Sakumono Railway area and proceeded to the location where they found the frame of the taxi cab without its registration number plates. It was without tyres, four doors, bonnet, engine, fenders and the two headlights.
A search on the skeletal car led to the retrieval of its insurance and road worthy stickers bearing the car’s registration number and the driving license of the car owner. Hence, arrest of the four.
Yaw Badu and Musah Mohammed who are tricycle operators claimed they were hired to remove the engine which was sold to a scrap dealer. The doors, tyres, fenders, headlights and bonnet were also sold to interested persons.
The suspects have been remanded into police custody to reappear in court for the continuation of the case.