Crime & Punishment of 2013-12-04

Police announce GH¢10,000 reward for informants

The Police Administration has announced a reward package of GH¢10,000 for any individual or group which would provide information leading to the arrest of streetlight thieves.

The reward, according to the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Mr Freeman Tettey of the Public Affairs Unit at the Police Headquarters, was initiated after President John Dramani Mahama made a complain about the recent theft of street lights on the N1-highway in Accra.

Addressing members of the Accra Archdiocese of the Catholic Church on its 120th anniversary in Accra, President Mahama said the government would have to cough GH¢400,000 to replace stolen street lights on the N1-highway.

Mr Tettey told the Daily Graphic that the identity of any Ghanaian who would provide vital information that would lead to the arrest of the perpetrators would be kept secret, while the said amount would be handed over to the person.

“We will make sure that nothing evil happens to the person or the group which would assist the police to apprehend the criminals involved in such activities,” he said.

According to Mr Tettey, the police administration would not tolerate any criminal activities in the country and as such, had put in place measures to enhance the security of Ghanaians and government property.