A Nigerien national was detained by the Kwabre Kenyasi Police in the Ashanti Region after they discovered him in possession of sacks of fertilizer that they believed to be government-subsidized.
Shaibu Adamu was taken into custody on Friday in Abirem-Jamase, close to Kenyasi, together with 556 bags of fertilizer.
On the same day, nevertheless, bail was granted to him.
Shaibu claimed to have received the fertiliser from an unknown guy in return for lumber that the man had failed to pay for, according to sources within the Police.
After numerous rounds of questioning, he has subsequently declined to provide the police with the name and contact information for the aforementioned male.
The word “COCOBOD” is engraved on the fertiliser 50KG bags.
Ghana Cocoa Board logos are engraved on the 50kg-size bags that hold the fertilizers.
Following police intelligence, it was taken from a warehouse near Abirem-Jamase on the Kenyasi-Amoam-Achiase route.
While police conduct a manhunt for potential collaborators, the criminal investigations division of the Ashanti Regional Police has taken over the investigations.
The fertilizers were intended for distribution to a number of farmers, COCOBOD has confirmed.
According to a representative who asked to remain anonymous, the board will work with the police on the investigations.