Emmanuel Kwasi Gida, an Accra-based mechanic, has been apprehended just 48 hours after he made a hasty escape with his client's Honda CRV.
The news of his arrest was brought to light through a Facebook post by Quuquaa Aidoo Okasa-Ashong, who had sought public assistance in tracking down the fugitive mechanic.
Okasa-Ashong detailed the incident, stating, “He's a ‘fitter' who was given a 2017 Honda CR-V (as seen in the picture) to do some minor work on Saturday, 26th August 2023, but has since not been seen, including the car. He was last seen at the Akweteman/Achimota Market area. The car is unregistered but has a DV plate.”
Efforts to locate Gida had proven fruitless until his arrest. Okasa-Ashong provided a description of the suspect, saying, “He's ‘thick tall,' around 5.7″ thereabouts, and dark/chocolate in complexion.”
Emmanuel Kwasi Gida's arrest comes as a relief to the owner of the stolen vehicle, as well as concerned citizens who rallied behind the efforts to bring the perpetrator to justice.