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Nigerien nabbed smuggling 556 bags of govt subsidized fertiliser

The Kwabre Kenyasi Police in the Ashanti Region have arrested a Nigerien national found possessing bags of fertiliser suspected to be part of the ones subsidised by government.

Shaibu Adamu was arrested with 556 bags of the fertilisers at Abirem-Jamase near Kenyasi on Friday. He was however granted bail on the same day.

According to Police sources, Shaibu claimed to have taken delivery of the fertiliser from an unnamed man in exchange for lumber the man had failed to pay for.

He has since declined to offer Police information on the name and contact details of the said man, after several rounds of interrogation.

The 50KG bags fertiliser has COCOBOD embossed on them
The 50kg size sacks containing the fertilisers, have Ghana Cocoa Board inscriptions embossed on them.

It was seized from a warehouse at Abirem-Jamase on the Kenyasi-Amoam-Achiase road after Police intelligence.

The Ashanti Regional Police Criminal Investigations Department has taken over investigations whilst police launch a manhunt for suspected accomplices.

Meanwhile, COCOBOD has confirmed the fertilisers were meant for distribution to a group of farmers.

An official, who pleaded anonymity says the board will collaborate with Police in the investigations.

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