Akpene Mensah, described by the police as notorious criminal, and his accomplice, Korsi Ahiadzese, a fetish priest from Santrokofi, have been remanded by a Hohoe magistrate court.

The police are looking for two of their accomplices. Mensah and Ahiadzese would re-appear in court on July 24 charged for conspiracy and stealing.

Mr. Agyeman Badu, Police Detective Chief Inspector, told the court that the complainant who was returning from Gbi-Godenu saw a taxi carrying a fridge that he suspected to be his.

He said the complainant followed the taxi to the Gbi-Wegbe taxi rank and talked to its driver who said he picked the fridge on orders of Mensah who claimed he was asked to take carry it for repairs.

Mr Badu said the complainant went home and found that his personal effects including electrical appliances, six fridges, a chain-saw machine and six mattresses were missing.

He said the driver took the complainant to the house of the fetish priest at Santrokofi-Benua where the fridge was earlier loaded onto his car.

Mr Badu said a complaint was subsequently made to the police and Mensah and Ahiadzese, who is alleged to be the spiritual backbone of the syndicate, were arrested from their hideouts at Kpando and Segbedeme.

Two mattresses and two double-decker fridges have been reclaimed and Police are making efforts to apprehend the remaining accomplices.