The Ghana Police Service has arrested five Chinese nationals over the Ellembelle missing excavators.
The Police in a statement said the suspects were arrested in a special operation.
“The Police have arrested five Chinese suspects in a special police operation conducted between the night of 7th September till the dawn of 8th September 2022,” the statement said.
Their arrest follows the retrieval of one of the excavators.
Meanwhile, the District Chief Executive (DCE) of Ellembelle, Kwasi Bonzo, and four others are expected to appear before the Takoradi Circuit Court on Thursday, September 8.
Mr. Bonzo has been charged with five counts, according to his lawyer, Salome Erica Abakah. She said the charges he will face include assault, conspiracy to commit assault, and resisting arrest.
“All the five accused persons have been charged. Their charge statements have been taken.
“They will be arraigned on Thursday. They have different charges. Mr. Bonzo has five charges. Only Mr. Bonzo was given bail. The other accused persons are in police custody,” she told JoyNews in an interview on Wednesday.
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