Two men are in the custody of the Kumbungu Divisional Police Command for allegedly stealing objects from Mbaanaayili D / A Primary School in northern Kumbungu District.
The suspects Zakaria Abdul Gafaru, 21, and Abdul Jabaru Abubakari 19 are being helped in inquiries in police custody.
The products believed to have been stolen from the school include textbooks, a dictionary, hand sanitizers, liquid soap, jerseys, a laptop computer, and a school uniform.
Sergeant Justice Azumah Komla, the Kumbungu District Crime Officer who confirmed the arrest to journalists, said police were given a tip-off and arrested the suspects with some of the products in the Mbaanaayili region.
According to him, the perpetrators stored some of the stolen objects at various locations, and they were able to recover some of them with the aid of residents.
The District Crime Officer, however, lamented the rate of stealing in the district schools during the break time due to COVID-19, adding that prosecuting certain cases was a challenge due to pressure from the area’s opinion leaders and big people.
He however said that after inquiries the suspects would be arraigned before the trial.