From Samuel Duodu, Yamfo
Five suspected cattle rustlers have been arrested by the police in Yamfo for allegedly stealing a cow.
They are Sharack Ansu, a driver, Yakubu Sule, Adams Moro, Dawuda Sumaila, Issa Bar, Amadu Alhassan and Sule Salia.
They are alleged to have broken the legs of the cow to enable them have total control of the it.
Briefing The Mirror at Yamfo about the incident, Chief Inspector Samuel Amoani of the Yamfo Police Station in the Tano North District of the Brong Ahafo Region said around 2.45am on June 16, 2008, he and another policeman conducted snap checks at Yamfo Junction.
Chief Inspector Amoani said 30 minutes into the operation, a taxi cab approached the check point at a top speed and the vehicle was flagged to stop.
He said upon inspection, they found a big cow, which had been tied at the back of the vehicle, with some of the occupants of the taxi sitting on the animal.
He continued that when few questions were posed to the suspects, they could not give any convincing answers, but rather offered to give the police GH¢200.
Chief Inspector Amoani noted that one suspect, sensing danger managed to escape due to the fact that they were two at post.
He asked the public to co-operate with the police to flush out the bad nuts in society.
The owner of the animal, Kwame Marfo, has commended the police for the good work done in arresting the suspects.
He said the cow which, was valued at GH¢1,000, would now have to be sold at GH¢600, because its leg had been broken.
Meanwhile, the Duayaw Nkwanta Circuit Court has remanded the five rustlers to reappear on June 30, 2008.