The storekeeper, James Kuziazi, aka, ‘King James ‘was arrested by some youth in the area when he and other accomplices were transporting the foodstuffs purportedly stolen from the school.
Information gathered by indicated that the incident occurred on Saturday at about 6:30pm.
The suspect is currently in police custody pending further investigations.
Confirming the story to DAILY GUIDE in an interview monitored by Silveronline24.com, the assembly member for the area, Ebenezer Tetteh, mentioned that the headmistress of the institution was not in the school when the incident occurred.
Mr. Tetteh disclosed that on that fateful day, he was at a programme when he had a call from some of the youth in the area that they had seen some people loading foodstuffs onto a truck parked at the forecourt of the school.
“So I asked the youth to monitor the situation and that I was on my way to the school,” he added,
He indicated that when he arrived, he saw a Kia Bongo truck in front of the school with some stoutly built guys loading assorted food items provided to the school freely by the current government, including bags of rice, gallons of oil and bags of sugar, onto the truck.
“So I called the headmistress of the school to enquire whether she was aware of what was happening,” he added.
According to the assembly man, the headmistress denied knowledge and asked him to arrest the driver and that she was on her way to meet with the Minister of Education over some issues at Winneba.
The assembly member noted that he quickly confronted the driver who claimed the storekeeper allegedly asked them to take the food items away.
“We quickly informed the police and the storekeeper was subsequently arrested. The headmistress returned on Sunday and gave her statement to the police,” he pointed out.
He mentioned that the storekeeper is currently in police custody assisting in investigations.