A man said to be the most wanted thief in Cape Coast has been arrested in Takoradi in the Western Region where he had allegedly gone to steal.
Paa Kwesi, popularly known as ‘Oboye Spirit’, was arrested with a 42-inch television set Tuesday dawn at the Takoradi Central business district area by an assemblyman and his watchdog committee.
The 29-year-old man, who has since been handed to the police in Cape Coast, was paraded through some principal streets of Takoradi Market Circle in a bid to make mockery of him.
Other items found on him included a screwdriver, a pair of scissors, a lighter and glue which he admitted to be using to steal mobile phones.
Assembly member for Cassava Farm in Takoradi, Abraham Rex Kutubebi, whose efforts led to the arrest of the suspect, told Nhyiraba Paa Kwesi Simpson of Connect FM that he and his watchdog committee were on their routine dawn patrol when they spotted him carrying a 42-inch Samsung television.
“We became suspicious so we quickly intercepted him and upon our interrogation, we realised it was a stolen item. We further questioned him and he admitted he went to steal the TV set from Anaji, a surburb of Takoradi,” Mr Kutubebi narrated.