3 people are facing charges in the Volta Region for allegedly stealing fuel.
On Wednesday, two workers of First Sky Company appeared in Kpando Circuit Court to face charges of siphoning 400 liters of diesel from company cars.
They are water tanker driver Ismaila Abdul, 32, and grader operator Fuseini Masawudu, nicknamed Baba, 25.
The suspects, who are employees of the business building a section of the Eastern Corridor Road between Peki-Adzokoe and Have in the Volta Region, pleaded not guilty to theft.
Richard Kumah Dandzo, a ‘trotro’ driver, was also in court, where he pled not guilty to collecting money dishonestly.
Inspector Henry Doku presented the facts to the court, which was presided over by Mr Francis Asong Abuago, saying that on December 31, 2021, a company site manager received information that Abdul and Masawudu had siphoned diesel from the water tanker and grader they were assigned to at the site near Kpeve.
When the manager arrived on the scene, he discovered that fuel worth GHc2,880 had been taken from the tanker and the grader, according to the prosecution.
According to Insp. Doku, a tip to the Kpeve police led to the arrest of the company’s two drivers.
According to Insp. Doku, throughout the course of the inquiry, it was discovered that the two drivers sold a large amount of stolen fuel to Dandzo, which led to his detention.
Although Abdul and Masawudu denied knowing how the fuel was taken from their vehicles in their caution statements, Dandzo confirmed buying diesel from them four times, according to the court.
The defendants were each granted bail in the amount of GHc12,000 with two sureties, and they were ordered to return to court on January 27.