The Eastern Regional Police Command arrested an alleged car thief who allegedly drugged a taxi driver a drink and sent him to hospital for hospitalization and tried to escape with his car .
The incident happened in Koforidua around 5:30 p.m. Friday.
The suspect, Evans Ahenful, 31, hired the taxi driver in charge of a taxi registered as GG 2729-21 and, as part of the modus operandi, allegedly gave him a drink containing an unknown substance.
The driver began to respond to the drink showing dizziness, weakness, slurred speech, among others.
The suspect took the driver to St. Joseph’s Hospital for treatment, but while the victim was admitted to the ward, the suspect attempted to escape with the taxi but was noticed by a police officer. vigilant security on duty who became suspicious and reported the incident. to the Effiduase district police.
Eastern Regional Police Command public relations officer DSP Ebenezer Tetteh told Starr News: -Accra checkpoint at Tinkong barrier but based on intelligence it was intercepted. This suspect snatched the taxi of his victim (driver) in Koforidua around 5:30 p.m. The taxi registered as GG 2729-21 was snatched from the taxi driver after the suspect took the victim to St. Joseph’s Hospital.
He continued, “the security man who saw the said suspect taking the driver to said hospital the same day saw the suspect drive the taxi out of the facility without the victim. The victim who was in the ward then proceeded to see the suspect driving the taxi out of the facility without the victim. taken to Effiduase police station with bruises on her body, after being beaten and given a malted drink suspected of having been laced.
DSP Ebenezer Tetteh said that because the driver cursed among other things, “the police were unable to obtain meaningful information from him due to his condition. Based on some information received, information was passed on. at various checkpoints in Koforidua Municipality and on the same day the driver who pulled out of the checkpoint attempted to cross to Accra with said taxi.
He said police hope the victim is recovering to provide more information to help the police investigation facilitate prosecution.