Two bicycles belonging to RadfordFM staff in Tumu were stolen yesterday at separate times of Monday 2nd March 2020.
The first one is a light blue bicycle, otherwise known as ‘aponkye break’ and was parked outside at the entrance of the office about 5am vanished minutes after it was parked.
According to the owner Mr. Bayi Yahaya a producer, upon reaching the station I parked the bicycle at dawn on the veranda of RadfordFM when the security man opened the door for me and I entered. As I got in with the security man we came out 40mins later, but could not find the bicycle.
A search was immediately conducted in the area and the bicycle was never found up until date.”I have been wondering why this would happen, Yaya said in an interview after checking from some shops without results.
The management upon hearing of the incident immediately held an emergency meeting and widened the search with the intention of informing the Police later.
Later in the night, when the station was about to close down at about 10:30PM, the security man on duty’s bicycle was also taken away in a similar situation and according to the Radford security ‘ I had gone behind the station to free myself, only to return to the station in a matter of 10 minutes and the bicycle had been whisked away by an unknown person.
This forced management to inform the Police in Tumu about the theft and the police have since commenced investigations into the stealing of the bicycles.
At the Tumu Police station, it was revealed to RadfordFM News that on Monday night,during the same time Yahaya’s bicycle was stolen, thieves broke into the Game and Wildlife division of forestry commission’s office and took away a system unit and a monitor. The town and country Planning, Municipal director of the Sissala East Mr Joseph YelikyekpeI had his home broken into and the burglars got away with his Hoofer and a digital speaker.
The Police in Tumu has commenced investigations into the cases according to a source from the Police.Yaya who bought the bicycle out of his national service allowance two months ago is hoping the bicycle would be returned to enable him gather community news that he uses it for,Meanwhile steps have been to beef up security at the unfenced radio station according to management.
Bicycles of late are seeing increased patronage as many have seen the benefits it offers in the form of exercise.
Source: Radford FM