The police in the Sekyere South District have arrested two men for stealing gold valued at the cost GHC174,116.00 from a shrine at Wiamoase.
The two men identified as Kwabena Mensah, and Akwasi Agyei have been charged for stealing.
In their first appearance in court the Police Detective Inspector Emmanuel Nyamekye told the court, presided over by Ms. Lydia Osei Marfo, that the said gold had been sent to the priestess of the shrine for spiritual purification by a certain man on July 31.
Mensah overheard the discussion between the man and the priestess, who happens to be his sister and went to steal the gold later.
The prosecution said he gave the stolen precious mineral to Agyei for safe-keeping.
On August 06, the owner, returned to collect the gold from the shrine only for the priestess to discover that it was missing.
Suspecting Mensah of the crime, she reported him to the Wiamoase police and he was arrested.
He confessed to stealing the gold and told police investigators that he had given it to Agyei for safe-keeping and he was also arrested.
Agyei admitted receiving the gold but refused to return it, the prosecution added.
The case has since been adjourned and they are two reappear on Thursday, August 31.