Award-winning rap artiste Sarkodie is helping the police with investigations into reports that he attempted to register an Infinity Saloon car which had been reported stolen and put on a surveillance list.
The musician was invited by the police in Accra on Wednesday but was granted bail after questioning.
Starr Fm, breaking the news, said Sarkodie went to the station with his lawyer and that investigations into the car theft were in full swing.
NEWS-ONE gathered that Sarkodie bought the unregistered and slightly used car from a car dealer without knowing that the vehicle was under surveillance and had been reported stolen.
The musician, after using the car for a while, attempted registering it at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA).
He did not know that the various DVLA offices in the country had been alerted to inform the police the moment an attempt was made by anyone to register the vehicle. Officials there consequently alerted the police and they took over the case immediately.
“We had information that Sarkodie was going to register a stolen car so we immediately followed it up and we invited him for questioning and he complied so as we speak, investigations are still ongoing into the matter,” Public Relations Officer of the Police, CID Joseph Benefo Darkwah, was quoted by Starr Fm to have confirmed the incident.
There had not been any official comment from Sarkodie and his team as at press time yesterday.
It is difficult for buyers of slightly used cars that have been imported into the country to detect at the point of sale whether the car is a stolen one or not, especially when it had already been allowed into the country, cleared from the port and most probably the requisite import taxes paid.
It is often at the point of registration to get a licensed number plate that such thefts are detected.