One Fatima Seidu who was in a veil for Friday prayers at the Al-Aziz Muslim Mosque at Burma Camp, Accra has been arrested for allegedly stealing a bag containing the personal belongings of Madam Hajia Zenaibu.
Madam Zenaibu had arrived from Maryland, USA.
Fatima told the GNA, she hails from Kowokudi in Nima Accra, but people who knew her said she leaves at Sabon-Zongo near Gaskia in a suburb called Ojo in the Metropolis.
According to Hajia Zeinabu she placed her bag beside her while she was offering the Friday prayers when suddenly Fatima came to kneel behind her.
She said when she bent down her head to pray Fatima stealthily picked the red bag from the upper terrace of the mosque and vanished. The alarm was raised in the mosque and the woman was found running into a bush behind the mosque.
A soldier who was around chased Fatima and she dropped the bag in the bush and he instructed her to pick it. The soldier collected the bag and handed her over to a Military Police woman who was on guard duties.
She was later sent to the Military Police Office for interrogation.
The bag has since been handed over to the owner.