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Police nab Norway Ghanaian crown jewels robber. ARLANDA: Swedish police have arrested a man believed to be behind the theft of the crown jewels from HRH King Otumfuo Osei Tute II of Ghana’s possession. The suspect was apprehended at Stockholm Arlanda airport whilst on departing Sweden, Thursday afternoon. Last week’s robbery from downtown Oslo Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel caught international attention. In a joint radio interview with The Foreigner by Ghanaian publication My Joy Online, expert in traditional and chieftaincy affairs Nana Obiri Yeboah raised the possibility the king could be dethroned for the theft due to their strong symbolic and spiritual value in the country.

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Police nab Norway Ghanaian crown jewels robber

Published on Thursday, 18th October, 2012 at 15:49 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 19th October 2012 at 15:51.

ARLANDA: Swedish police have arrested a man believed to be behind the theft of the crown jewels from HRH King Otumfuo Osei Tute II of Ghana’s possession.

HRH King Otumfuo Osei Tute II of Ghana
The Ghanaian King picture wearing some of the stolen itemsHRH King Otumfuo Osei Tute II of Ghana
Photo: Oslo Police/Flickr


The suspect was apprehended at Stockholm Arlanda airport whilst on departing Sweden, Thursday afternoon.

Last week’s robbery from downtown Oslo Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel caught international attention. In a joint radio interview with The Foreigner by Ghanaian publication My Joy Online, expert in traditional and chieftaincy affairs Nana Obiri Yeboah raised the possibility the king could be dethroned for the theft due to their strong symbolic and spiritual value in the country.

“It can lead to destoolment. Serious sanctions; there is an accountability at a certain period, [during one of the festivals] he must account for it […] it is a family property and if it is sold or stolen, the fear is that the ancestors will revisit you with diseases and calamities. It has haunted so many families which have dissipated these legacies that is why it is a worry to many Ashantis and other people,” Mr Yeboah stated.

Norwegian police had secured CCTV footage of a suspect leaving the hotel carrying a bag. Subsequent investigations have revealed up to two others were involved, one of them a female. Both named people are being sought internationally.

Police prosecutor Knut Jostein Sætnan told broadcaster NRK, “We have confirmed with the Swedish police that he has acknowledged that it is he who is depicted, and that he has been involved in the theft.”

Officers hope the man will be extradited from Sweden on Friday.



Published on Thursday, 18th October, 2012 at 15:49 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 19th October 2012 at 15:51.

This post has the following tags: ghanakingrobberynorway, oslohotelrobbery.





  
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