Do not swap your sleeping places with goods from suspicious sellers – Saddick Adams warns youth

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An award-winning journalist with Angel Broadcasting Network (ABN), Saddick Adams known in the public space as Sports Obama, has counselled Ghanaian youth against patronizing used electronic devices among others from suspicious sellers.

He warned them to be extra careful of the act which is becoming part and parcel of their lifestyle because they risk facing its consequences in the long run.

The Angel TV/FM sports head’s advice follows recent developments in Ghana where most suspects arrested in connection with some murder cases involving public servants are one way or the other accused of selling robbery items to buyers.

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Dating back to October 9, 2020, following the gruesome murder of Mfantseman Parliamentarian, Ekow Quansah Hayford, police in the Ashanti Region picked up five persons suspected to have been involved in the murder.

Although the police did not give detailed accounts of the arrests, multiple reports suggested that the mobile phones believed to be owned by the slain lawmaker had trackers installed with which he was gone after. That notwithstanding led the police to Kumasi Akwatia line, where the first suspect was arrested and subsequently the four other suspects.

Similarly, three years on, a young soldier named Imoro Sherrif, was on March 4, 2023, murdered at about 1:45 am by his killers at Taifa Ashiaman. Police swiftly launched an investigation into the matter and grabbed six suspects.

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They include Safianu Musah alias Dayorgu, Ibrahim Abdul and Samuel Tetteh alias Wiper, Abubakar Sadick alias Birdman, Yussif Mohammed and Gafaru Abdul Karim.

According to police investigations suspects Samuel Tetteh and Abubakar Sadick, who are prime suspects in the incident, sold the phone which they had robbed from the deceased to suspect Ibrahim Abdul Rakib who later sold it to suspect Safianu Musah.

Suspect Safianu Musah is being evasive as to the whereabouts of the phone and claims to have sold it to suspect Yussif Mohammed and later to suspect Abdul Gafaru Abdul Karim.

They were thus remanded into prison custody by the Ashaiman District Court on March 13 to reappear before the court on Monday, March 27.

Comparing the elements of the two cases, Saddick Adams, said having read the police statement of the arrests of the suspects in the Ashaiman soldier’s death, he believes it was necessary to further caution the youth.

“Those of you who are fond of buying used mobile phones, laptops and other devices at very cheap prices from suspicious sellers and roadside vendors, you’ve got to be very careful.

“Yes. I’m reading details of facts of the case of the slain Mfantseman MP as presented by the Prosecutor in court. It’s quite intriguing and an eye-opener,” the former Atinka FM/TV media personality added.

Whiles offering advice to the youth amidst admitting the economic hardship in the country is nothing to write home about, he urged them to be “good citizens” and advised that they “do not patronize these suspicious sellers.”

Even if they wish to buy, the learned sports journalist called for them to be extra vigilant.

Sports Obama reminded the youth that indulging in activities that amount to criminality will end them bartering their sleeping abodes for prison custody.

“If you keep buying and swapping cheap electronic and other devices from such dodgy guys without due diligence, you may end up swapping your sleeping place one day, and you can’t plead innocence,” he warned in a post shared on Facebook.

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