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TWO suspects are detained among Coronavirus (Covid-19)-infected remandees in the police cells for allegedly breaking into the Kerema Police Station in Gulf, station commander Snr Insp Michael Pakyei says.
“They are being remanded with 11 infected Covid-19 remandees after allegedly breaking in to steal two drums of fuel,” he said. “They know very well that the station has been closed since last week because of the Covid-19 outbreak that infected 11 remandees and a policeman.
“Yet, they broke into the station in the early hours of last Wednesday.
“There is no other cell to detain them.”
Snr Insp Pakyei said six people broke into the station knowing the station was closed.
“There was no policeman around,” he said.
“They broke the main door of the station between 3.30am and 5am and went to the fuel storage room.
“They removed two full drums and pushed them out of the station through the backdoor.”
Snr Insp Pakyei said that at about 9am, they arrived at the station and noticed the main door open. Upon inspection, they noted that two drums of fuel were missing.
Further inspection revealed the station’s backdoor was open and tracks left by the drums that were rolled out.
“We followed the trail and came to the beach,” Snr Insp Pakyei said.
“We followed the trail to Keivey village at the edge of the town.
“The villagers handed over the first suspect and the first drum.
“They then told us that another drum was at Hevoro settlement, also at the edge of the town.
“So we went to that settlement, picked up the drum and also another suspect.
“We brought back the drums and the suspects back to the station and locked up the suspects with the infected remandees. “Four other suspects are still at large.”