The crave for weddings these days by lovers, has brought in its trail all manner of dubious practices by fraudsters.
To the extent, some wedding rings and other jewelry believed to have been stolen are being sold on the open market and roadsides at very cheap prices.
Can you imagine wearing a secondhand wedding ring or even flaunting your ring in public and someone identifying it as his or hers, or worse still, the police arresting you for buying a stolen wedding ring?
The Tema Regional Police Command has confirmed the practice in which prospective and desperate couples continue to buy stolen jewelry from criminals.
Deputy Commissioner of police (DCOP) Beatrice Zakpa Vib-Sanziri, Tema Regional Police Commander told The Spectator that the attention of eh Police had been drawn to such criminal activities and warned the public against buying of such stolen items.
She said prominent among the pieces of jewelry were wedding rings, a development she attributed to the decision by robbers to take the wedding rings of their victims.
“We believe there is a ready market for the product out there and that is why the robbers have been demanding for it.” She hinted that the Tema Regional Police would soon undertake an operation to arrest all persons involved in the business.
DCOP Vib-Sanziri cautioned that buying stolen goods was an offence under the law and called on the public not to fall foul of the law.
She called on the public to report anybody who offers stolen items for sale or anyone who had been identified as their patrons “since we will soon round up patrons of stolen jewelry?
The Tema Regional Police Commander said aside accessories, electrical gadgets was another groups of items that were being sold by criminals and cautioned the public to support the police to bring all persons behind these activities to book.
She assured that persons who volunteered information to the police leading to the arrest of such fraudsters would have their identities protected. She commended all citizens and informants who had supported the police over the years.
Source: The Spectator
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